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GA281
Film and Documentary

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3 Years
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This programme is designed to provide a specialised knowledge of the history, theory and practical working of documentary and filmmaking.  

The student will be required to complete a dissertation in the final year.  The practical components include such specialist areas as screenwriting, editing, sound, production design, cinematography, 4D Design and knowledge of the planning, budgeting, and management requirements involved in shooting and delivering film and documentary projects.

The programme is run in partnership with Galway Film Centre.


GMIT Graduate, Paul McKay, Film & TV
GMIT - Film & Documentary - Creative arts and Media

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GA281 - Film and Documentary
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GA281 - Film and Documentary
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Three Distinctions

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Graduates will be equipped with a more considered set of specialist skill which will strongly position them to enter the competitive world of film and documentary both nationally and internationally.



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