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Bachelor in Arts (BA) in Film Studies - Two Subject Moderatorship (TSM)



This Two Subject Moderatorship (TSM) course covers the history and critical framework of film production and consumption from the 1890s to the present day. In addition, students engage with the development of digital media, alongside modules designed to encourage a critically informed creative practice. Lectures, seminars and practice-based classes are combined with film screenings to provide students with a starting point for further investigation. At every stage of their study students are supported in developing the critical, creative, and presentational skills necessary to succeed in the current workplace and/or to proceed to further study. Assessment by a combination of coursework and participation contributes to this process.

Film Studies can be combined with one of the following subjects for the BA Degree

Drama Studies
English Literature
Jewish and Islamic Civilisations 
Modern Irish
World Religions and Theology

The Fresher years

In their first two years, students are enrolled in core modules covering a wide range of film styles and film movements across a range of Irish, European, American and World cinema contexts. They are introduced to key issues in film theory and criticism, as well as exploring developments in digital media. In addition, students are introduced to the principles of screenwriting and digital video production in their Senior Freshman year.

The Sophister years

In the final two years of the degree, students choose from the wide range of elective modules available to them in Film Studies and the Departments of Music and Drama.
Current elective Sophister modules include:
Transnational Cinemas; Cinema, History, Politics; Hollywood Cinema; Melodrama; Cult Cinema; Film Style and Performance; Global Gothic, Screening Irish-America; Post-War British Cinema; Film Music; Digital Theory and Practice; Digital Storyworlds; 21st Century TV.
In addition, students can develop their creative skills in elective modules dedicated to screenwriting, editing, documentary-making and digital video production. Students may also participate in a joint film production module with other students within the School of Creative Arts.
Students may opt to spend all or part of their Junior Sophister year on the Erasmus (EU countries) or non-EU exchange programmes.


Details on applying to Trinity College Dublin can be found on the Study at Trinity website.


Assessment is by a combination of coursework and participation. In their final year, students undertake a dissertation, supervised by a member of a staff.