Certificate in TV Production (Level 8, 25 Credits)
Field of Study
Media Communications,Television Production,Audio-visual
Type of Course:
Type of Qualification:
LEVEL 8 Special Purpose Award
Type of Study:
Application Closing Date:
5th October 2019
Admission to the Certificate in TV Production (Level 8) programme is based on a combination
of an online application form and a short interview process.
All candidates are required to have already completed a level 7 degree or equivalent in the
cognate area. Familiarity with digital media and media sharing platforms and services are
necessary, as well TV/video production knowledge, some graphic design and/or sound
production. Alternatively, a Level 7 qualification in Journalism.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/advanced entry will be applicable for candidates with
existing prior experiential learning (please visit www.cit.ie/rpl for more information).
Shortlisted candidates will be invited forward for interview. As part of the interview process they will be asked to present a selection of suitable TV production and or digital media project pieces.
All participants will get work experience in RTE, contributing as well as observing live and pre-recorded programmes. This highly specialised placement programme will allow students to work side by side with production professionals. It provides an invaluable insight into how the industry functions, what roles exist within the sector and how the creative process works.
The Certificate in Television Production is aimed at those wanting to launch a career in TV programme making, as well as those already in the industry wanting to upskill. It combines study of the media market, both domestic and international, with specialised training in craft and production. Lectures will introduce students to the current industry environment with in-depth knowledge of media ownership, funding models and programme formats. Students will develop the professional skills required to launch a career within the television production sector.
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This programme will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
An Information session will take place on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.
Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.
Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.
For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students
Course fee: €2,000
The course is accredited by Quality Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
ECTS Credits: 25
Award: Certificate in Television Production (Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications).
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Semester 1 modules are delivered online using state of the art technology. In Semester 2 students are on placement in RTE and the independent production sector. For further information on online delivery and timetabling go to: http://tel.cit.ie/certintvproduction
What will you be doing?
TV Production, Audio visual production, researching, directing, camera operators, sound recording and video editing, live programming and documentary making.
Why do this course?
- All participants will get work experience in RTE and or an independent TV production company.
- Students will be introduced to experienced and senior speakers working in TV production both in Ireland and internationally.
- Annual seminar organised by students on current and emerging trends within programme production will provide further networking opportunities.
- The programme is delivered in a blended format, combining both online delivery and face-to-face placement activities. Blended learning will offer you the opportunity to study part of the programme within your own schedule and at your own location.
What are the benefits of blended learning?
The programme is delivered in a blended format, combining both online delivery and face-to-face placement activities. Blended learning will offer you the opportunity to study part of the programme within your own schedule and at your own location. Using state of the art communication and education technology, you will have live access to CIT lecturers and a range of international speakers. The work placements in Semester Two will be on-site in an industry setting.
The programme runs over two semesters. Semester 1: the taught element runs over 13 weeks starting in late October. In Semester 2 which runs from February to May, students will be on placement in RTE and within the independent production sector.
The course modules are listed below
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TV Production Careers 5 Credits
This module will build professional practice knowledge to prepare students to fulfill a range of roles in programme production across different platforms. Participants will, through a closely monitored review process, have an opportunity to develop programme ideas and production concepts which will be pitched to industry leaders. Students will also create an online portfolio including branding and social media to a professional media industry standard.
TV Industry Environment 10 Credits
This module will critically explore the current Television industry landscape, its media owners, legislation, trends and evolving funding models. National and international speakers will give students an unparallelled insight into the wider broadcasting milieu in which they will be operating. Students will learn the importance of recognising and tailoring content to target audiences. They will develop a recognition of the practical skills required to create and develop content ideas and production schedules to a media industry standard both as employees and as independent contractors.
TV Industry Placement 10 Credits
This module provides students with valuable experience of both initial on site industry practice as well as specialised training. During the first part of the placement period participants will have the opportunity to observe live studio production, directing and camera operation, pre and post-production workflows including research and programme concept development experience. Industry partners will collaborate in identifying appropriate skillsets that students can develop and in which they will receive hands-on experience.
- Online application is open for course commencing September 2019.
- For queries, please contact Annemarie Green by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Rose McGrath, email@example.com
- Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €400 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.
- Please attach and upload any documents including evidence of your possession of a Level 7 degree or similar.