The Department of Media Communications at Cork Institute of Technology has teamed up with RTÉ and outside broadcasting company TVM to create a new Certificate in Television Production
The certificate course 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.
The programme is delivered in a blended format, combining both online delivery and face-to-face workshops and placement activities. This allows participants to continue working while studying.
The course is aimed at those wanting to launch a career in TV programme making, as well as those already in the industry wanting to upskill.
Television is going through a transformation and the industry needs people to help fulfill the need for more content.
“The world of media is rapidly changing,” says Head of RTÉ Cork, Colm Crowley. “There are many new platforms, many new types of distribution. We need to ensure that there is a pipeline of trained people coming through the system all the time and RTÉ is proud to play a role in helping make that happen.”
A key element of the course is the innovative placement programme in both RTÉ and TVM, which will allow students to work side by side with production professionals.
TVM is one of the country’s largest outside broadcast companies, covering sports, music and cultural events.
Its clients include BBC, Sky Sports, Channel 4 as well as RTÉ, Virgin Media and TG4.
Students will get work experience in both RTÉ and TVM’s Cork-based headquarters and on outside broadcasting units for major broadcast clients.
In RTÉ’s studios, participants will become integral members of the production team on live and pre-recorded programmes.
Both RTÉ and TVM are active members of the Soort for Business community and we are delighted to see them come together to plan for the future of the sector.
“TVM are thrilled to be involved in this exciting joint venture with CIT and RTÉ,” says Bart Arnold, TVM Managing Director.” We are looking for enthusiastic applicants who will develop their practical skills and obtain hands on experience on our outside broadcasting units.”
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