The National Film School Announce Post Graduate Diploma in Series Production

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A new advanced production course, specifically for non-scripted television and televisual content of all forms, that has been developed by IADT with support from Screen Skills Ireland.

IADT and Screen Skills Ireland, the skills development unit within Screen Ireland, have announced that the Post Graduate Diploma in Series Production is now open for applications via Springboard+.

Developed and delivered by leading industry experts, this programme is offered as a level 9 programme in the Department of Film and Media at the National Film School, named by Variety as one of the top film schools in the world. With support from all 3 Irish broadcasters, Screen Skills Ireland, Screen Producers Ireland, and several leading independent production companies, this programme offers experienced TV and media professionals and returners to industry in Ireland, the opportunity to realise their ambition to move to a more senior level.

The series producer is the most senior contracted project manager role on a non-scripted TV production. They are responsible for overseeing all stages of production and must exhibit real leadership qualities. They must be highly skilled creatively, a strong people manager, overseeing all key decisions on deployment of resources, end to end concept realisation, and quality delivery to a constantly changing range of channels including terrestrial, SVOD, digital and social.

Graduates of this programme will gain end to end exposure and job-ready production skills that are essential to screen media industries with a particular focus on senior management and the synthesis required between writing, video and digital skills.

Having worked through modules that focus on the skills required to take up this senior role, creative development, production, online and management skills, students will then get an opportunity to apply those skills across multiple genres in single camera and multi camera environments, shadowing, work placements and through high level networking opportunities.

Post Graduate Diploma in Series Production Modules:

Creative Development: Students will command the skills to conceive, write, develop and pitch a creative project.

Online Content Creation & Distribution: Advanced digital media synthesising all elements of online content creation and distribution.

Producers as Leaders: Students gain the skills and competencies required of a creative producer and project leader.

Production Practice & Industry Placement: Practical line production skills, rights, clearances, legals and tailored industry placement.

Multi Camera Television: Students gain the practical skills abilities to lead the production of a multi camera TV programme.

Edit Production: Learners take a senior role in managing the post production phase of a client-based media project. This module has a major focus on writing voice over and narration.

Time Commitment:

The Postgraduate Diploma in Series Production is designed to allow participants to continue in active employment during the college terms.

Entry requirement for applicants:

Applicants must have an undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level. Those without this qualification may be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence, which can be verified through the RPL (recognition of prior learning) process. As part of the RPL process, applicants in this category will be required to present a qualifying essay of a standard that demonstrates their ability to undertake work at MA level.

Applicants will also be required to submit a completed application form

Deadline for Applications: 25/09/2020

As this an advanced programme, applicants will be required to demonstrate a significant level (5 years) of relevant industry experience in the audio-visual sector. Having been shortlisted based on their applications, all applicants will be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Course Fees: This course is funded by Springboard + and is offered to students free of charge.

This course is free for eligible job-seekers and offered at a significantly subsidised rate for those in employment via the Higher Education Authority Springboard+ initiative.

Springboard+ is open to eligible job-seekers, home-makers and individuals in employment.

Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020.

Find out more about IADT and courses available here.


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