BA (Hons) Film & Creative Media at DBS

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The BA (Hons) Film & Creative Media at DBS is a 3-year Level 8 degree. The next intake is September 2023.

Technological transformation continues to have a disruptive impact on the film and creative media sector. As production and commercial roles change, this creates the need for a combination of creative, digital and entrepreneurial skills.

The BA (Hons) in Film and Creative Media (Level 8, 180 ECTS) programme provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in conventional and new media, by combining traditional communication and media production skills such as photography and video production, with high-level training in multimedia production, processes and design. The programme provides a focus on professional practices and applications required for the creative industries. Students will engage with professionals, clients, artists and employers through Creative Engagement / Internship module in the final stage.

BA (Hons) Film & Creative Media at DBS


  • Provide a rich and stimulating environment of critical creative practice across film, audio, photography, design, and media and will provide a formation at undergraduate level for students who wish to develop their careers in film and creative media.
  • Introduce students to the history, theory, values, aesthetics and ideology of the moving image.
  • Expose students to the new media research tools and develop a critical approach to the use (and misuse) of these technologies in film and media.
  • Assist students with hands-on experience to develop proficient production skills while simultaneously acquiring analytical expertise and knowledge of film and creative media.
  • Develop hands on learner experience and understanding of the current cultural changes in media production and consumption.
  • Prepare students for the challenges of our society and of our evolving technologies in the future of work.
  • Help students relate communication technologies with narrative possibilities and a perspective on telling stories to defined audiences.
  • Inculcate professional practices and ethical codes of learner and employee behaviour within the industry.
  • Develop students’ knowledge of the theoretical and methodological skills necessary for producing rigorous research on new and emerging media.
  • Connect students to a network of artists, producers and practitioners.


Dublin Business School (DBS) offers a wide range of courses, evening classes, undergraduate, postgraduate and professional degree and masters courses in Dublin.

Dublin Business School (DBS) incorporating Portobello College is the largest independent college in Ireland. With over 9,000 students, Dublin Business School (DBS) provides a range of full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The college’s undergraduate and part-time degrees are recognised by QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland).

Dublin Business School offers courses in Business, Arts, IT, Law and Psychology. Courses in Psychology & Social Science, Professional Accountancy, Media & Journalism, Marketing & Event Management, Law, Information Technology, Counselling & Psychotherapy, Business & Management, Arts, Accounting & Finance.

Dublin Business School (DBS) provides career-focused business and law courses as well as the delivery of contemporary course programmes in the areas of arts, media, social science, humanities and psychology.

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