This programme is designed to provide a specialised knowledge of the history, theory and practical working of documentary and filmmaking. Embedded in the programme is the opportunity for ethical and philosophical discourse with regard to representation, media and new technologies. The student will be required to complete a dissertation in the final year. This crucial component of the programme will involve a significant piece of theoretical work. 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 and has strong links with the audiovisual industry.