Certificate in Television Production

Course Code: CR_HTVPR_8 Delivery: Part-time, Online Duration: 2 Semesters  Fees €2,000 Hosting Academic Department: Media Communications




Anne Marie Green
Department of Media Communications

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This course has been developed in collaboration with RTE and with TVM, one of Ireland’s largest Independent production companies. Specialised training will take place on site in RTE studios and on the road with TVM.



Application deadline is 18th September 2020 for commencing 29th September 2020.


Who is this course aimed at?

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.


What skills will I learn?

Our Certificate in Television Production 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: concept development, writing and pitching, raising finance as well as specialised technical training.



What does a television production professional do nowadays?

Television production involves input from many different skilled people. This includes researchers, producers and directors, as well as camera operators, sound recordists and editors. With so many new platforms come many more opportunities for working in the creative media sector. Traditional live and pre-recorded programmes are still in high demand in broadcasting and added to that are new chances to work in the growing area of online delivery of programming.


Will I get any work experience?

Work experience is a key part of this course and all participants will have training in RTE studios as well as in the state of the art TVM facilities. TVM cover major sport, music and cultural events here and abroad.Students will have valuable opportunities to work on live and pre-recorded programmes both in studio and on outside broadcasts around the country. This highly specialised placement programme will allow students to work side by side with production professionals. It provides key insights into how the industry functions, what roles exist within the sector and how the creative process works.


What other opportunities will I have to make contact with industry professionals?

We have made strong connections with the production sector and providing students with the opportunity to meet with industry insiders is a key part of this programme. Each week participants will be introduced to experienced and senior speakers working in production both in Ireland and internationally. An annual seminar organised by students on current and emerging trends within programme production will provide further networking .



robyn thompson My experience on the TV Production course was one of the best I have had in my entire time at CIT. After finishing my degree in Creative Digital Media, I wanted to get first hand experience working in the television industry. During my placement in RTE Studios, Cork we were soon considered part of the team. Within a few weeksmy ideas were being used on live shows, I was welcoming television and music personalities to the studio, and contacting people all over the country to find stories. The most rewarding part of my time on the course were the opportunities I had to travel around Ireland on shoots. I was involved in a Derek Mooney series on Ireland’s bogs from research right through to filming. I also worked on John Creedon’s Roads Less Travelled meeting some of Ireland’s most talented crews and interesting people. The best part of these shoots was the networking. Never, in any other course, would I have had the opportunity to train in such a wide variety of disciplines in such a short period of time. I can now enter the industry with television credits and unprecedented experience.

– Robyn Thompson, CDM graduate 2017


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 MTU lecturers and a range of international speakers. The work placements in Semester Two will be on-site in an industry setting.


More information

On this course we blend online training with specialised work placements in RTE, the national broadcaster and in one of Ireland’s largest independent production companies covering events here and around the world.


For more detailed information on the course, click here.

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