Honours Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: TA_HAVAB_B
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Modular
No. of Semesters:8
NFQ Level:8
Embedded Award:No
CAO Code:
  1. TA022
CAO Code:Confirmation of Approval instructed to MIS from Damien Roche

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)Demonstrate a professional proficiency in the areas of production and post-production with particular emphasis on non –linear technologies in Video, Audio, Photography and Interactive Media Understand and evaluate the implications of the information environment for contemporary cultural/artistic and political life Analyse and interpret a range of historical and contemporary cultural texts and processes
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)Develop creative work from conception to final presentation in various media forms Understand and articulate the commercial, legal, aesthetic, and theoretical contexts within which their work is located Think critically and reflexively in relation to their wider media environment through engagement with emerging critical debate and understanding of the historiography of communications technologies
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Engage in detailed analysis of the dynamics of discourse both institutionally and culturally. Examine effectively the legal, ethical and commercial conditions pertaining to the Audio-visual marketplace. Plan, coordinate and direct video, sound, image and 2D and 3D animation coherently and consistently in a presentation Bring a level of mastery to the technologies allowing them to engage, through their media based work, with issues of meaning, narrative and imaginative perception Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process and a capacity to reflect on and evaluate their own work Exercise critical judgement in relation to a range of media and cultural forms with reference to professional, artistic and academic issues and debates
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Adopt a project management approach to their work utilising time and resources to best effect Engage with and advance creative processes in one or more media production arenas Evaluate and in turn articulate their decision-making processes in the realisation of creative work.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)Present evidence of independent research using primary and secondary sources Engage in the requisition and management of research data Demonstrate an ability to carry out appropriate research and planning for creative projects in their choice of media (Audio/Video/Photography/Interactive Media) Apply critical analysis, creative skills, research, production and communication appropriate to the learning tasks at this level Demonstrate an underpinning range of transferable skills across media platforms and between theory and practice Evaluate and select new enterprise ideas by carrying out a feasibility study, devising an appropriate business plan, organising the legal framework and researching sources of public and private finance and support
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Initiate and manage self-directed, supervised projects Demonstrate the professionalism required to work flexibly in a multi-skilled project-based environment Demonstrate an understanding of the various roles within a project team and the responsibilities associated with these roles Articulate ideas and information deploying specific and appropriate communication forms and registers. Take responsibility for independent work, discussing and defending their ideas in dialogue with others
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)To realise specific goals which draw on but also transcend the specifics of classroom experiences Demonstrate an ability and willingness to integrate personal cultural/creative experience within the framework of critical understanding and creative practice offered through the programme. Utilise an independent and self-motivated approach to produce individualistic and innovative work to a high standard Demonstrate a high level of professional proficiency in television, photography, audio and interactive media through the progressive development of a comprehensive portfolio of creative work.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Design, develop and commercialise media products with a view to respecting the intellectual property rights of third parties, moral rights, contracts, codes of practice and ethical working standards. Have an understanding of the significance of public discourse in shaping our experience of identity, community, class, ethnicity, gender, and disability. Demonstrate, through their work, a sensitivity to our common narratives and epistemologies and a capacity to intervene in these

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
CSKD H1000 Critical Skills Development
MEDA H1008 Media Studies
MEDA H1007 Introduction to Media Writing
DESG H1004 Graphic Design 1
TVPR H1008 TV Production 1
RDPR H1008 Radio Production
FOTO H1007 Creative Photography

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
DESG H1005 Graphic Design 2
FILM H1002 Film Style and Genre
RDPR H1008 Radio Production
TVPR H1009 TV Production 2
FOTO H1007 Creative Photography
MSOC H1001 Media and Society
Module Code Module Title
SPAN H1013 Spanish 1
FREN H1028 French 1
AVTH H1003 Media Technologies 1
GERM H1021 German 1

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
AUDO H2003 Audio Design & Production
IMAG H2003 Digital Imaging for Photographers
CULT H2003 Cultural Studies
SCRW H2000 Screenwriting 1
MULT H2007 Motion Graphics
1930 VDEO H2003 Location Production Techniques
Module Code Module Title
FREN H1029 French 2
SPAN H1014 Spanish 2
MEDT H2000 Media Technologies 2
GERM H1022 German 2

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
SCRW H2001 Screenwriting 2
VDEO H2004 Location Video Production
IMAG H2003 Digital Imaging for Photographers
MEDA H2004 Media Politics
AUDO H2003 Audio Design & Production
MULT H2008 2D Animation
Module Code Module Title
MEDT H2001 Media Technologies 3
GERM H2016 German 3
SPAN H2012 Spanish
FREN H2023 French 3

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
ENTR H3006 Media Entrepreneurship
LAWS H3000 Applied Media Law
VDEO H3005 Video Drama Production 01
DESG H3002 Motion Design and Special Effects
SCRN H3003 Screen Studies
Module Code Module Title
RDPR H3003 Advanced Radio Production
FOTO H3005 Studio Photography

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
MEDA H3002 Storytelling
VDEO H3006 Video Drama Production
DEVL H3002 Interactive Design and Development
MEDP H3000 Emerging Media Practices
PROJ H3023 Project
Module Code Module Title
FOTO H3006 Documentary Photography
RDPR H3004 Radio Programming

Stage 4 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
DISS H4014 Dissertation 1
PRFD H4000 Professional Development
ECON H4007 Political Economy
Module Code Module Title
MEDA H4001 Digital Media Production
FOTO H4004 Advanced Photographic Techniques
AUDO H4001 Digital Audio Production Techniques
MEDA H4002 Digital Media Project - Multimedia

Stage 4 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
DISS H4013 Dissertation 2
PFLO H4000 Portfolio Development
TECH H4003 Culture and Technology
Module Code Module Title
AUDO H4002 Digital Audio Post Production
FOTO H4005 Professional Photographic Practices
MEDA H4003 Digital Media Project - Video
MEDA H4004 Digital Media Project