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Certificate in TV Production

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. 

Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_HTVPR_8
  • Field of StudyMedia Communications,Television Production,Audio-visual
  • Type of CourseCertificate
  • Type of QualificationLEVEL 8 Special Purpose Award
  • Type of Study Part time Online
  • Application Closing Date18th September 2020
  • Level8
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus
  • Fees



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).



Semester 1 modules are delivered online and through on site weekend workshops. In Semester 2 students are on placement in RTE and in TVM.  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 in TVM, one of Ireland’s largest production companies which covers events nationally and internationally.

  • Students will be introduced to experienced and senior speakers working in TV production.

  • The programme is delivered in a blended format, combining both online delivery and face-to-face workshops and 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?

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 industry speakers. The work placements in Semester Two will be on-site in an industry setting.


More information:


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.


Entry to the course is through either a formal qualification or industry experience. Candidates applying with a formal qualification are required to have already completed a level 7 degree or equivalent. Familiarity with digital media and media sharing platforms and services are desirable. Qualifications can be in a range of areas including media production, sound production, Journalism or graphic design.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL )/ advanced entry will be applicable for candidates with existing experience in the sector. (please visit www.cit.ie/rpl for more information).


Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview. 


To Apply

  • Online application is open for course commencing 29th September 2020.
  • For queries, please contact Annemarie Green by e-mail annemarie.green@cit.ie or Rose McGrath, rose.mcgrath@cit.ie
  • 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.
  • Note: 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.

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

Please click here for module information

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.


Course Details

Part-time Information

  • All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
  • Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.
  • Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.
  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out www.cit.ie/rpl

For more information on fees, please visit www.cit.ie/fees/students/parttime

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