TV & Media Production is a practical, hands-on course. You will work in groups and individually to develop ideas from script to screen. It suits people with a passion for finding stories, writing scripts, developing ideas and creating video, audio and graphics. The modules are wide and varied. Working in teams is fundamental. The course will give you the chance figure out what most interests you, while developing your creativity and practical skills.
This course teaches a wide range of skills covering each stage of media production. Research and producing, script writing, camera work, graphics, audio and video editing are all taught over the four years - providing a solid, practical foundation for future work in the media industry.
The third year includes a three-month work placement in the second term where you develop your skills in the media industry.
The fourth year in particular is more theory-based, with the opportunity to produce a final year project of your choosing. You will work closely with your supervisor to bring your idea to fruition. Modules such as Enterprise and Media Law will focus on how to get projects funded and working within the Irish legal system.
Students benefit from industry-standard software, camera equipment and a high spec TV studio. Lecturers on this course have come from industry and are highly experienced in their specific area of expertise.
Is this course for you?
If you work well with others and are someone who is passionate about storytelling, this course may be for you. Assignments include creating research briefs, pitches, presentations and practical productions. You will shoot, edit, create graphics and design websites as part of your assignments. The practical elements are underscored with modules in Media Law, Production Management and Media Culture. Assignments are carried out mostly by ‘continual assessment’.