M.A. On Campus

Film and Screen Media

University College Cork

12 months
16080 EUR/year
6630 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Film and Screen Media offered by the University College Cork (UCC) is a one-year taught course that offers advanced-level critical skills in the disciplines of Film and Screen Media, training in digital filmmaking, and transferrable IT/web skills. 


This MA in Film and Screen Media offered by the University College Cork combines theory and practice, with an emphasis on encouraging students’ academic skills and creativity (in filmmaking; film/media journalism; cultural administration). Students will avail of specialised tuition and supervision, and may also opt to take up placements in festivals, including the Cork Film Festival, offered throughout the programme year. 

The unique “stream” approach and range of learning methods of the MA means that students have greater flexibility in shaping the kind of programme they want, and can pursue their interests in theoretical and cultural studies, creative practice, critical writing, or the culture industry. The MA's distinctive blend of theory, creative practice, and industry links is unique in Ireland

The MA in Film and Screen Media’s distinctive blend of theory, creative practice, and industry links is unique in Ireland. Students on the MA will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, that include large screen and surround sound system; Apple™ lab; digital cameras and industry-standard filmmaking equipment; and teaching and performance space, all located in the heart of one of the most beautiful University campuses in Ireland. Students can also avail of specialised Apple™ training in our newly established Apple Authorised Training Centre for Education.


Students of the MA in Film and Screen Media will avail of a range of modules that combine theory/analysis with practice. The emphasis is on equipping students with transferrable skills in digital filmmaking, IT, and writing. Film and Screen Media offers a dynamic interface with the Industry and students can avail of cultural industry placements and masterclasses and tuition from Industry professionals. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Film and Screen Cultures and Industries 
  •  Research Methodologies Seminar 
  •  Digital Video Capture and Packaging 
  •  Digital Video Project
  •  Film, Feminism and Psychoanalysis
  •  Introduction to Creative Practice (Filmmaking) 
  •  Irish Cinema: History, Contexts, Aesthetics 
  •  Questions of Adaptation and Adoption 
  •  Music and Cinema

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An applicant will have an honours primary degree of at least Second Class Honours Grade I or equivalent in the Humanities. Successful applicants will normally have evidence of successful performance in undergraduate modules taken in Film Studies and/or Media Studies and/or practical/professional expertise or qualification in the area.
  • Applications from students with a Second Class Honours Grade II degree in a suitable subject may be considered. These applicants may be requested to submit a proposal and/or attend an interview. All candidates must satisfy a Selection Committee who may request applicants to provide letters of reference.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16080 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16080 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6630 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6630 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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