Course Description

Certificate in Producers as Leaders

This course will provide you with the skills and competencies you need to act in the leadership role of a senior project manager, senior producer, series producer/director. You may already be working within an industry where you are interested in progressing professionally, e.g. in areas such as editorial leadership or senior project management. The course will provide you with an understanding of commissioning, budget and timeline management, HR, financial and legal issues within a professional creative media industry.

Learn about the role and responsibilities of producers within an industry setting; and how to devise a detailed financial plan for a project in order to maximise its potential.

You will develop a detailed business plan and learn how to scope out and manage projects to a professional standard.

You will be introduced to relevant entertainment media law in order to anticipate and assess relevant legal issues.

You will also evaluate management structures within production companies, study industry codes of ethics, and understand best practice in legal and professional undertakings.

There are no written examinations in this course. Your final assessment will be based on how you have integrated and developed your learning within your own creative project.


This course is offered in IADT as part of the Creative Futures Academy (CFA) –  an initiative of Ireland’s three leading Higher Education providers of cultural and creative education (IADT, NCAD and UCD), funded by the Higher Education Authority’s Human Capital Initiative.

The CFA supports the early and mid-career needs of creative professionals by offering credited NFQ courses / modules to people working in the creative sector. By offering learners the opportunity to skill, upskill and reskill, the CFA supports the professional growth, reach and impact of the creative and cultural sectors.


Application deadline: late August annually

For more information and to register your interest, please contact us.


Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course CategoryFilm + Media, Communications & Media
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationSpecial Purpose Award / Certificate
Awarding BodyIADT
Awarding Body DetailsPostgraduate Certificate
Course Duration10 weeks
Course TimeIn 2021/2022, the course was offered on Wednesday evenings online, and every second Saturday on campus.
Course Fee1,100
Entry RequirementsUndergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level. Some prior experience in a related discipline is required.
Carear PathCareers in the area of production in Film, Television, Media.
Course CodeDL41
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Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: A96 KH79

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