The Moving Image Arts-Longitudinal Cohort Study

  • Declan Keeney (Consultant)

Activity: Consultancy typesKTP & Consultancy in kind


Funded for 5 years in the first instance by Northern Ireland Screen and the Department of the Communities, this cohort study will track 2000+ Moving Image Arts pupils from school level into the workplace. The study is unique in Europe and is already attracting significant national and international interest with counterparts in Scotland already exploring early findings from the feasibility report re the introduction of the qualification in that country. Moving image arts is a secondary level GCSE/GCE subject currently unique to Northern Ireland that relates, in particular, to screen-based media education such as film and animation. It is a leading provider of digital media literacy education in schools. My study is interested in this group of students and their path to the creative industries. I am most interested in the digital media literacy education provided through schools, FE, university and apprenticeships here in NI in the context of sustaining growth in the economy in the creative industries and a world-class provision of digital media education. This study will generate high volumes of previously unavailable datasets that will inform digital media literacy and educational policy design for the next 10 years at a national level. It will also attract significant international interest. In a recent British Film Institute pan European report Northern Ireland was singled out as best in Europe at moving image education providers. This cohort study work is funded by Northern Ireland Screen and the Department of Communities in Northern Ireland for 5 years in the first instance and has the support of the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment here in Northern Ireland. Going forward the study will generate a significant number of peer-reviewed outputs over the next 5 years.
Period21 Jan 201921 Jan 2024
Work forNorthern Ireland Screen, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • moving image arts, creative industries, northern ireland screen, digital literacy