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What is the Course about?

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.

Course Structure

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 three years - providing a solid, practical foundation for future work in the media industry.

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 and presentations, practical productions. You will shoot, edit and create graphics and design websites as part of your assignments. The practical elements are underscored with modules in media law, production management and visual culture. Assignments are carried out mostly by continual assessment'.

Special Features:

  • 60% of the course is practical work, often within a team.
  • The majority of assessment is continuous - i.e. assignments rather than exams.
  • Industry-standard camera equipment.
  • Two dedicated computer labs with 20+ Macs.
  • Industry-standard video editing and graphics software.
  • Radio studio
  • Location filming on and off campus.
  • The first two years of this course correspond with the Level 8 SE208 .Students completing this L7 course will complete Location Video Production' and Production Co-ordination' modules in year 3. Work placement is not a requirement of this L7 course.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

  • 5O6/H7
  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates of this course will be eligible to progress to postgraduate study at masters level at SETU or another third level institution.

What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

You'll graduate with a wide range of skills. You'll be able to produce, shoot, edit, record sound and design graphics and websites. The direction you take after this course is equally wide and varied Our past graduates have gone on to be camera operators, producers, video editors and presenters. They work in for production companies, television and radio stations, for online and on set.

Ireland is a highly sought-after location for film production, housing state of the art sound stages and multi-million euro productions. The industry is expanding fast and need the staff to support this expansion.


Course Leader

Ms Jenny Russell

Assistant Lecturer -

Email: [email protected]