Department of Humanities




Head of Department : M. Coy

Departmental staff

Courses:

National Certificate in Heritage Studies - 2yrs
National Diploma in Humanities - [Video Production] - 1yr







NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN HERITAGE STUDIES (Subject to N.C.E.A. approval)

GA022

Aims
To provide students with an understanding and an appreciation of Irish Heritage.

To equip students with a broad range of research, administrative and communication skills which will enable them to function efficiently as employees or employers in the heritage industry.

Entry Requirements
Minimum entry requirement: Pass (Grade D3 or better) in five Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish. It is expected that entry levels will be significantly above the minimum and points will be calculated from the six best subjects.

Course Duration
Two years full-time study.

Career Outlets Significant potential for employment exists in heritage centres, interpretative centres, tourism information units, genealogy projects, rural development and agri-tourism projects. It is envisaged that this course will stimulate the sensitive development of business enterprises in the area of Heritage Studies.

Course Content

Year 1
Irish Studies 1, Irish Studies 2, Communications and Word Processing, Business Environment, Business Management, European language.

Year 2
Irish Studies 3, Irish Studies 4, Communications, Tourism Studies, Desk Top Publishing and Information Technology, European language.

Further Information
Head of Department of Humanities


NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN HUMANITIES - [Video Production] (In Association with the Galway Film Centre)

BDVP3

Aims
To provide students with a specialised education in the field of video production.

Entry Requirements
A National Diploma or Degree or equivalent is the minimum academic requirement for entry to the course. Selection interviews will be heldin order to assess a studentís suitability for and commitment to this area of study.

Course Duration
One year full-time study.

Career Outlets
This course will prepare students for a range of occupations in the video/television/film production field. It is envisaged that some graduates of this course will work in Irish language broadcasting. Specialisation on the course will include production, scriptwriting, editing, subtitling and production design/art direction.

Course Content
Foundation Module: A study of all the practical areas involved in video production and the history and theory of Video Production. Specialisations: Production, scriptwriting, editing, subtitling and production design/art direction. Students must select one major and one minor specialisation from this group. In addition a range of ancillary subjects will be studied including European languages, computer applications, business planning and photography. Students studying subtitling will follow a specialised Irish language course.

Further Information
Head of Department of Humanities