We offer research programmes in both critical and creative practice. These are designed for students who wish to conduct research into historical or broader theoretical issues in film and audiovisual cultures, or those who are interested in practice-led research. We encourage cross-disciplinary projects, especially those involving other areas within the School of Creative Arts. There are three programme routes:
PhD in Film and Visual Studies (Creative Practice)
Students opting for the PhD (Creative Practice) route will produce a body of supervised creative work, accompanied by a written critical treatment contextualising this work with the broader field of film and audiovisual cultures. We are particularly interested in applications in the following areas: Documentary Film, Conflict Transformation, New Media and Experimental Aesthetic Practices.
PhD in Film and Visual Studies (Critical Practice)
The PhD in Film and Visual Studies (Critical Practice) route offers students the opportunity to undertake advanced, original research in one of our current areas of specialisation: cinema history and historiography; sound and film; world and comparative film studies; documentary film; and Irish film and audiovisual culture.
The third route, the MPhil, also offers students the opportunity to undertake advanced research in either critical or creative practice in one of our areas of specialisation.
- Documentary and ethnographic film
- Interactive Documentary
- Cinema history
- Experimental film
- Irish film and audiovisual culture
- Relations between film and the visual arts
- World and comparative film studies
" Doing the PhD in Film Studies was a life-changing experience and opened many doors for me. It gave me the qualifications to be considered for both academic and industry jobs within the media field. The financial, technical and academic support I received was paramount to my journey." Dr Laura Aguiar
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