Certificate in Art Direction in Film & TV (January 2021 )

Limerick Institute of Technology (SB20ADFT)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Art Direction in Film & TV

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

Department

Limerick School of Art & Design

General Information
Contact

Veronica Walsh

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293055

Address

Springboard+ Team @ LIT
Flexible Learning Department
Limerick Institute of Technology
Flexible Learning Office (3A.06)
Moylish Park
Limerick
V94 EC5T

Important Dates
Application Deadline

11/12/2020

Start Date

20/01/2021

End Date

17/12/2021

About this Course

CLOSING DATED EXTENDED TO 5pm on the 4th DECEMBER. NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE

This programme is designed to prepare students with industry standards for roles within Film and TV Art Departments. The programme will be delivered in a flexible mode by utilising studio, workshops and blended learning to allow participants to continue working within industry.

The programme will develop competencies applicable to all roles within the Film and TV Art Department. Those roles include; Art Department Assistant, Art Department Coordinator, Concept Artist, Junior Draftsman, Draftsman and Assistant Art Director. The Graduates of this programme will possess a well-developed understanding and a practical knowledge of how to work as part of a TV or Film Art Department Team. The programme will include; Talks and demos from industry experts, trips to Art Departments and Prop houses, trips to set production/manufacturing workshops, and work placements. Graduates will have a range of industry ready skills that make them highly employable across all roles in any TV or Film Art Department.

The programme has been developed in conjunction with local industry, in particular Troy Studios.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

1. An honours degree Level 8 or approved equivalent qualification. Please upload copy of award/certificate.

2. A PDF CV and PDF portfolio is required. Portfolio should demonstrate creative ability. This will include, but NOT LIMITED to, drawing and 3D making skills, traditional and digital skills, examples of past creative projects or any previous work related to the TV and Film Industry. Three creative projects with good images and descriptions is adequate. You will receive a link to upload your portfolio.

3. 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. Please submit your application online and then email all your supporting documents to Springboard@lit.ie

4. EXAMS: No end of year examinations. Continuous assessment assignment and exercises will be set during the programme.

5. 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.

6.FEES: €312.50 subsidised fee for employed applicants. This programme is 90% Springboard funded for employed applicants and 100% Springboard funded for unemployed applicants.

7. IT Requirements
Students are required to have access to a laptop/computer at home, capable of running 3D drawing software.
Minimum computer requirements;
-Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5
-8GB Ram
-OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card with 2GB of VRAM
-10GB free disk space

This is a Level 9 Special Purpose Award. It is expected that candidates would be comfortable with technology. Ideal candidates would be those with previous design experience that may require enhanced technical qualifications to further their career. Prior experience with technology would be an advantage. This understanding is usually demonstrated with a portfolio of previous work or RPL.


Long Description

The rapidly growing large-scale Film & TV studios now operating in Ireland has increased the demand for skilled Film & TV Art department personnel. This programme is designed to help fill the widening skills gap within this growing TV and Film industry. Section 481 Tax relief for the Film and TV industry will continue until at least 2024 and the Film & TV industry is set to continue expanding across the country. There is a clear opportunity to take both employed and recently graduated students in the Mid-West region who have a grounding in cognate areas and up-skill them to meet the industry needs for roles within Film and TV Art Departments.

This programme will be delivered in a flexible mode by utlilising studio, workshops and blended learning to allow participants to continue working within industry. This programme will develop competencies applicable to all roles within the Film and TV Art Department. Those roles include; Art Department Assistant, Art Department Coordinator, Concept Artist, Junior Draftsman, Draftsman and Assistant Art Director. The Graduates of this programme will possess a well-developed understanding and a practical knowledge of how to work as part of a TV or Film Art Department Team.

Programme will include: -Talks and demos from industry experts -Trips to Art Departments and Prop houses -Trips to set production/manufacturing workshops -Work placements This is an industry focused course. Graduates will have a range of industry ready skills that make them highly employable across all roles in any TV or Film Art Department. The programme has been developed in conjunction with Industry.

Programme will include:
Talks and demos from industry experts
Trips to Art Departments and Prop houses
Trips to set production/manufacturing workshops
Work placements

This is an industry focused course. Graduates will have a range of industry ready skills that make them highly employable across all roles in any TV or Film Art Department. The programme has been developed in conjunction with industry.

Modules:
Design History & Theory: The foundations of design for Film and TV.
Concept Creation: From script interpretation to design concepts.
Production Design: From design concepts to physical realisation.
Professional Practice: Job readiness, including CV and Portfolio preparation.

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.

Career Opportunities

Art Department Coordinator
Art Department Assistant
Concept Artist
Junior Draftsman
Draftsman
Assistant Art Director

Timetable Info

This programme is delivered with a mixture of online and classroom delivery. Some of the content will be delivered online with the remaining involving either lectures/practicals/tutorials delivered at Limerick School of Art & Design, Clare Street, Limerick.
The classroom delivery will occur at weekends to allow for students to continue weekday employment.

This programme will run over 2 Semesters:
Semester 1: January 2021 - June 2021
Semester 2: September 2021 - December 2021
Start date: 11 January 2021

Delivery Location

Limerick School of Art & Design, Clare Street, Limerick

Delivery Notes

This programme is delivered with a mixture of online and classroom delivery. Some of the content will be delivered online with the remaining involving either lectures/practicals/tutorials delivered at Limerick School of Art & Design, Clare Street, Limerick.
The classroom delivery will occur at weekends to allow for students to continue weekday employment.

This programme will run over 2 Semesters:
Semester 1: January 2021 - June 2021
Semester 2: September 2021 - December 2021
Start date: 11 January 2021

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Veronica Walsh

Address

Springboard+ Team @ LIT
Flexible Learning Department
Limerick Institute of Technology
Flexible Learning Office (3A.06)
Moylish Park
Limerick
V94 EC5T

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 LIT's RPL Policy.

Application Procedures

CLOSING DATED EXTENDED TO 5pm on the 4th DECEMBER. NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE

Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie

To complete your application process you must scab to ONE FILE and upload the following supporting documents to your online application.

1. Current CV
2. Proof of existing Level 8 educational qualifications ie. copy of award/certificate
3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of employment/unemployment ie. payslip/p60 (amounts can be redacted) / social welfare payment ie. receipt/letter

Sample portfolio of work Portfolio should demonstrate creative ability. This will include, but NOT LIMITED to, drawing and 3D making skills, traditional and digital skills, examples of past creative projects or any previous work related to the TV and Film Industry. Three creative projects with good images and descriptions is adequate. Please email Springboard@lit.ie to request link to upload your portfolio.

Please note that places are LIMITED and only COMPLETE applications can be assessed. Please apply online here for your programme and ensure ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS are uploaded to your online application.
Any missing documents will lead to a delay in processing.


This programme is 90% funded for those in employment. Students who fall into this category must pay a fee of €312.50 to secure their place on the programme.

EMPLOYED APPLICANTS: ONE of the following: A recent payslip / most recent P60 / revenue documentation letter from employer confirming this (amounts may be redacted from financial documents) / letter/email from employer / proof from company website etc.

UNEMPLOYED APPLICANTS: Proof of social welfare: Written confirmation from the Department of Employment Social Protection (DEASP) that you are a Social Welfare recipient at the commencement of the course. Name of payment. Receipt from Post Office may suffice.

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. Please email Springboard@lit.ie to request this form.

FORMERLY SELF-EMPLOYED: Provide a letter/statement from Revenue stating that the applicant is no longer trading or a similar letter from the applicants (former) accountant should be sufficient.

EXAMS: No end of year examinations. Continuous assessment assignment and exercises will be set during the programme.

FEES: €312.50 is the subsidised fee for employed applicants. This programme is 90% Springboard funded for employed applicants and 100% Springboard funded for unemployed applicants.

IT Requirements
Students are required to have access to a laptop/computer at home, capable of running 3D drawing software.
Minimum computer requirements;
-Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5
-8GB Ram
-OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card with 2GB of VRAM
-10GB free disk space

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