Certificate in Audio-Visual Production for Online Platforms (JANUARY 2022 INTAKE)

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DK_IMONL_6)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Audio-Visual Production for Online Platforms

NFQ Level

Level 6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

Department

Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music

General Information
Contact

Lorcan Dunne, Lecturer in TV Studio and Film Production

Email

lorcan.dunne@dkit.ie

Phone

n/a

Address

Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music,
Dundalk Institute of Technology,
Dundalk,
Co. Louth

Role

Lecturer and Course Academic Co-ordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

25/01/2022

Start Date

31/01/2022

End Date

31/01/2023

About this Course

This course will give students extensive knowledge, understanding and competencies across a wide range of audio-visual principles and practices for online platforms, including camera operation, video editing, audio mixing, podcasting, vlogging, live streaming, presenting, motion graphics, storytelling, ethics, and media law.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the programme follow the standard entry requirements for admission to Level 6 courses at DkIT:
Five passes at Leaving Certificate on ordinary level papers at Grade D or above (including English and Mathematics) or 4 passes at Leaving Certificate (of which at least two are on higher level papers) at Grade D or above (including English and Mathematics) will be required for entry onto this programme.

Applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements but who have significant relevant experience in the technology or media sectors can apply under the Institute’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy that allows for the recognition of both formal and informal learning, non-accredited personal and professional education and work-based learning.

Long Description

This innovative course is aimed at those who wish to specialize and build their skills in online audio/video production and dissemination.
This course is aimed at upskilling those already involved in the A/V sector and providing a solid skills foundation to those who intend to seek employment in various online positions. This course will be relevant to school leavers, recent graduates and those who wish to reskill. It will be delivered primarily online so that it is relevant to those already working in this area and to those who are geographically removed from the North-East of Ireland.
The course will cover production and post-production skills for online video, content development and scripting for online video, and marketing/entrepreneurship for online content creators. Participants will also gain skills in audio, graphics, presenting, live streaming and VFX for online video.
The course will strive to instill awareness in participants with regard to low-budget production methodologies including home ‘studio’ production - and the many open-source software tools and platforms that can facilitate start-ups in this area. It will also strive to develop participant’s awareness regarding the online video content landscape and with regard to proven strategies for reaching audiences through Social Media.


COURSE CONTENT

SEMESTER 1
Introduction to Sound and Vision - To develop basic camera operation and video editing skills.
Storytelling, Creativity and Interactive Narrative - The creative writing process and its application within the context of online storytelling.
Content Creation for Social Media - The knowledge and skills to legally and ethically create content for various social media platforms.

SEMESTER 2
Digital Audio and Recording Techniques - To develop practice based skills for DAW use and Podcast creation.
Vlogging and Live Streaming - The technical knowledge and skills to research, produce and present A/V content for live events.
Compositing and Visual Effects - To develop composting and visual effects techniques for transmedia projects.

Timetable Info

Timetable
Tuesdays - Introduction to Vision and Sound, 6 – 8.30 pm
Wednesdays - Writing for Online Media, 6 – 8.30 pm
Thursdays - Content Creation for Social Media, 6 – 8.30 pm

Delivery Notes

The course comprises of six taught modules over two semesters, delivered 80 percent online and 20 percent on campus - on-campus hours will take place over 3 to 4 consecutive days each semester. The online classes will be roughly 9hrs a week (run over 3 evenings).

The course will be taught using an online learning approach, providing a balanced learning experience that is both a structured and flexible learner experience for students. This will accommodate students in active employment. At the beginning of the course students will attend a one-evening face-to-face (F2F) induction on the Institute campus, for students to acquaint themselves with each other.

Please note that these arrangements may be subject to changes due to the Covid-19 situation.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Sara Farrell

Address

Lifelong Learning Centre
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Dublin Road
Dundalk
County Louth

Phone

042-9370291

Email

springboard@dkit.ie

Application Procedures

When applying please upload:

1. a copy of your CV.
2. a copy of your highest level educational qualification.


PLEASE NOTE THAT HIGH DEMAND COURSES CAN FILL UP IN ADVANCE OF APPLICATION DEADLINE AS PLACES ARE LIMITED. WE THUS ADVISE YOU TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.