Department of Film Studies
As an academic discipline Film Studies is a vibrant, demanding and extremely satisfying area of study. In combination with another Arts subject, students are given the opportunity to explore film history, theory and practice.
The four years of the course allow students to sample a wide range of cinemas and to become fully immersed in the intellectual currents that flow in and around them. In their first two years, students take core courses in film history, film theory and national cinemas as well as introductory modules in film production. Modules in the sophister year allow students to develop their interests in specialised topics and filmmaking techniques.
Since 2003 TCD has pioneered the Republic of Ireland’s first specialist undergraduate course leading to an honors degree in Film Studies.
Lord David Puttnam and filmmaker-in-residence Lenny Abrahamson at a workshop with the film studies undergraduates, May 2012
Films by our Recent Graduates
Click the links below to view films by students and recent graduates.
'Learn- A Story On Education' (2013). This short film by recent Film Studies graduate Alex Bertoni is about the REAL School in Falmouth, Maine, where education has taken a very different path from a standard public high school.
'X Is For Anonymous' (2012). This documentary was co-created by Film Studies graduate Heather Browning, currently studying an M.Litt Research degree in Film and is about the Irish abortion debate. It was shown as part of Screen for Choice at Filmbase in September (2012) and will also be included in an event called Motherhood to be held during Belfast Film Festival 2013.
'Parliament In The Library' (2012). This is a short documentary by Film Studies graduate Claire McGirr and Amy Carroll, Evan Horan and Ken Waide. It is about a curious collection of owls in the Trinity College Library office. This short was screened at Eat My Shorts film festival 2012.
'Witches Rock Surf Camp' (2012). Promotional video by recent Film Studies graduate Howard Jones.
'Mouldable' (2011). This is a documentary on potter and artist Brian Keogh created by Film Studies graduate Howard Jones, and Adam Keogh, Tom Lordan and Aisling Walsh.