Certificate in Screen Production Department Skills (January 2021)

Limerick Institute of Technology (SB20SPDS)
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

Springboard Coordinator

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

14/12/2020

Start Date

11/01/2021

End Date

31/07/2021

About this Course

Please note this programme will open in MID-OCTOBER for online applications. In the meantime, please read the Programme Information/Entry Requirements & Application Procedures. Please email Springboard@lit to be added to the Interest List. You will receive an email alert when this programme officially opens for online applications
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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.

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

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.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

1. Applicants must possess a primary Level 6 qualification or equivalent.

2. 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

3. EXAMS: Please note that the exams for this course will be part continuous assessment, part final exam. Exams take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm (TBC closer to exam time)

4. 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.

5. FEES: €270 is the subsidised fee for employed applicants. This programme is 90% Springboard funded for employed applicants and 100% Springboard funded for unemployed applicants.

Long Description

Please note this programme will open in MID-OCTOBER for online applications. In the meantime, please read the Programme Information/Entry Requirements & Application Procedures. Please email Springboard@lit to be added to the Interest List. You will receive an email alert when this programme officially opens for online applications
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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.

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

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.

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.

Timetable Info

Start Date TBC

This programme will commence part-time in January 2021

Lectures will be given in Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD) Limerick

Dates TBC

Delivery Location

Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD) Limerick

Delivery Notes

Start Date TBC

This programme will commence part-time in January 2021

Lectures will be given in Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD) Limerick

Dates TBC

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

Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie

To complete your application process you must email Springboard@lit.ie the following supporting documents:

1. Current CV
2. Proof of existing level 6 or equivalent educational qualifications
3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of employment ie. payslip/p60 (amounts can be redacted) / social welfare payment ie. receipt/letter

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 emailed to Springboard@lit.ie on 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 €270 to secure their place on the programme. This programme is 100% funded for unemployed applicants.

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: Please note that the Exams for this course will take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm (TBC)

FEES: €270 is the subsidised fee for employed applicants. This programme is 90% Springboard funded for employed applicants and 100% Springboard funded for unemployed applicants.