Certificate in Screen Production Department Skills (Limerick) (Limerick - Oct - 22)

Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (Limerick-SPDS-L7-30)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Screen Production Department Skills (Level 7, 30 ECTS)

NFQ Level

Level 7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

Department

Limerick School of Art & Design

General Information
Contact

Brigid Della Pace

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293055

Address

** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in TUS Midlands Midwest request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Role

Programme Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

15/07/2022

Start Date

03/10/2022

End Date

30/05/2023

About this Course

LABOUR MARKET SKILLS: This programme will give a broad overview of all film and TV production departments, their workflows and how they interact. It aims to equip new entrants to the sector with the knowledge and essential skills required for working on set, team collaboration, key production computing skills and programming systems.

In response to industry feedback internationally and nationally the programme aims to offer prospective students the essential communication skills such as problem-solving, adaptive thinking, creative collaboration and emotional intelligence. Other important elements of the programme includes Health and Safety, set etiquette, script breakdown and self-management in the industry. Upon completion this programme will form the basis of the new entrants journey to working in the audio visual industry.

ENTERPRISE & DEMOGRAPHIC DEMAND: Limerick School of Art & Design has developed this programme in partnership with Screen Skills Ireland and Film in Limerick ensuring it is at the forefront of industry needs.

The government is looking to double the number of jobs in the sector to over 24,000 (audio visual action plan, Creative Ireland Pillar 4). Creative digital projects built with rapidly changing technologies have created a large skills gap in the talent pipeline that underpins this expansion. This is creating a lot of demand for technically skilled artists designers and IT graduates in TV and feature film both nationally and within the mid west region where 100s of jobs have been created at Troy Studios, Castletroy, Limerick.

TARGET COHORT: This is an established and popular programme aimed at recent graduates and those looking to upskill who are also working in the screen production, film, tv, animation sector. It has been successfully offered in 2020-21 and again 2021-22. TUS now have a Waiting List of interested applicants in place. TUS liaise directly with our Mid West and South East Regional Skills Forum managers to identify trends and gaps in professional development opportunities within the region. We present and promote our programmes at various industry events and we maintain Interest Lists of potential applicants for future intakes. In addition, we link directly with HR and Talent Development Managers across the Mid West Region to identify enterprise skills needs.

Entry Requirements

1. Proof of Level 6 qualification or approved equivalent
2. Current CV *must be up to date

Please note that successful applicants may be required to provide below supporting documents closer to programme start date. TBC by Springboard HEA.

3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of PPS/employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month (see below)
5. Proof of Residency - 2019, 2020, 2021

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should notify the Flexible Learning Office and request consideration under RPL.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

EXAMS: 100% continuous assessment.

FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €3,000. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €300. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

TUS Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures are available through below link. Please copy & Paste into your browser:
https://lit.ie/en-ie/study-at-lit/course-information/flexible-learning-professional-courses/policies-and-procedures

This course will be Springboard funded for 22-23 academic year only. Applicants must complete this programme within this academic year. It is not possible to defer your place to the following academic year as we cannot guarantee that this course will run or be funded again. We would also advise you to review Former Springboard+ Participant guidelines.

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place.***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to Springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status***


Long Description

LABOUR MARKET SKILLS: This programme will gives a broad overview of all film and TV production departments, their workflows and how they interact. It aims to equip new entrants to the sector with the knowledge and essential skills required for working on set, team collaboration, key production computing skills and programming systems. In response to industry feedback internationally and nationally the programme aims to offer prospective students the essential communication skills such as problem-solving, adaptive thinking, creative collaboration and emotional intelligence. Other important elements of the programme includes Health and Safety, set etiquette, script breakdown and self-management in the industry. Upon completion this programme will form the basis of the new entrants journey to working in the audio visual industry.

ENTERPRISE & DEMOGRAPHIC DEMAND: Limerick School of Art & Design has developed this programme in partnership with Screen Skills Ireland and Film in Limerick ensuring it is at the forefront of industry needs.

Modules
The Production Environment: The role and function of the Production Department as a hub for all departments
Production & Post Production Pipeline: Understanding the production process from Pre-production, to the shoot period, and post production
Production Paperwork: Key production paperwork - Script, budget, scheduling & contracts
Computer Systems & Essential Software: Programming, production databases and familiarisation with a variety of production software
Communications Skills and Set Etiquette: Teamwork, Resilience, Time Management, and working in a busy set environment
Preparation for Employment: CV Preparation, Networking, interview skills, and self management skill

Assessment: 100% continuous assessment.

What will the time commitment be?
Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.

The government is looking to double the number of jobs in the sector to over 24,000 (audio visual action plan, Creative Ireland Pillar 4). Creative digital projects built with rapidly changing technologies have created a large skills gap in the talent pipeline that underpins this expansion. This is creating a lot of demand for technically skilled artists designers and IT graduates in TV and feature film both nationally and within the mid west region where 100s of jobs have been created at Troy Studios, Castletroy, Limerick.

TARGET COHORT: This is an established and popular programme aimed at recent graduates and those looking to upskill who are also working in the screen production, film, tv, animation sector. It has been successfully offered in 2020-21 and again 2021-22. TUS now have a Waiting List of interested applicants in place. TUS liaise directly with our Mid West and South East Regional Skills Forum managers to identify trends and gaps in professional development opportunities within the region. We present and promote our programmes at various industry events and we maintain Interest Lists of potential applicants for future intakes. In addition, we link directly with HR and Talent Development Managers across the Mid West Region to identify enterprise skills needs.

Timetable Info

TBC for 2022 - Below guideline

70% online & 30% onsite delivery (Saturdays only)
12 weeks online delivery.
3 x 2 hour modules delivered online per week (6hrs per week)
1 week (minimum) Work Placement & can be completed up to May 2023

Schedule:
Starting October 3rd x 6 weeks
Tuesday 7-9
Thursday 7-9
Saturday 10-12

Delivery Location

TBC for 2022 - Below guideline

70% online & 30% onsite delivery (Saturdays only)
12 weeks online delivery.
3 x 2 hour modules delivered online per week (6hrs per week)
1 week (minimum) Work Placement & can be completed up to May 2023

Delivery Notes

TBC for 2022 - Below guideline

70% online & 30% onsite delivery (Saturdays only)
12 weeks online delivery.
3 x 2 hour modules delivered online per week (6hrs per week)
1 week (minimum) Work Placement & can be completed up to May 2023

Schedule:
Starting October 4th x 6 weeks
Tuesday 7-9
Thursday 7-9
Saturday 10-12

Break

Starting: January 10th x 6 weeks
Tuesday 7-9
Wednesday 7-9
Thursday 7-9

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Brigid Della Pace

Address

** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in TUS Midlands Midwest request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Phone

+353 61 293055

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

RPL Information

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be granted based on relevant experience and training in accordance with TUS RPL Policy.

Application Procedures

Apply online here at www.springboardcourses.ie. Once you submit your application you will receive an automated acknowledgement email with a unique reference application number. Please quote this reference number when contacting TUS Midlands Midwest, Limerick Campus.

To complete the application process you must upload the following supporting documents:

1. Current CV *must be up to date
2. Proof of existing level 6 educational qualification or equivalent

Please note that successful applicants may be required to provide below supporting documents closer to programme start date. TBC by Springboard HEA.

3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of PPS & employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month (see below)
5. Proof of Residency (2019, 2020, 2021)

Please note that places are LIMITED and only COMPLETE applications can be assessed by the Programme Team. Please apply online here for your programme and ensure ALL Supporting Documents are uploaded to your application. The onus is on each applicant to ensure ALL documents are uploaded. TUS will not pursue applicants for missing documents.

This programme is 90% funded for those in employment. Students who fall into this category must pay a 10% fee of €300 to secure their place on the programme. This 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid before commencement date.

RETURNERS: If you are a returner who has been on home or other caring duties for 9 of the last 12 months OR you are economically dependent on a partner or spouse and have been unemployed for 9 of the last 12 months you must supply a notarized affidavit confirming this. Link to form: https://springboardcourses.ie/pdfs/Declaration%20for%20Returners%20(2022-23).pdf

EXAMS: 100% continuous assessment.

FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €3,000
Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €300. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

TUS Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures are available through below link. Please copy & Paste into your browser:
https://lit.ie/en-ie/study-at-lit/course-information/flexible-learning-professional-courses/policies-and-procedures

Media
Part-Time Flexible Learning

https://lit.ie/flexible-learning