Production Management - TV & Non-fiction

This course is currently offered in collaboration with Creative Futures Academy (CFA). CFA is a ground-breaking partnership between: The National College of Art and Design, University College Dublin, and the Institute of Art, Design + Technology. Our tailored programmes and micro courses offer access to expertise and networks across the three leading creative institutions and our industry partners. Learn with us as we experiment, innovate and respond to change.

What is Production Management [TV + Non-fiction]
This course presents the opportunity to gain and develop practical production skills in film, television and live action and to keep pace with the ever-changing technology and practices.

Building on existing experience and skills you have learned through working or studying in a creative environment, this course will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the practical management and process for creative production.

This 10-week course offers a blended delivery. Classes take place on Wednesdays from 6.15pm to 9.15pm online, with three Saturdays on campus in IADT.

This course will give you the opportunity to:

transition from one media form to another and to learn about the different pipelines that are appropriate for specific media.
gain and develop practical production skills specifically for industries where technologies and practices are changing all of the time.
incorporate your skills into real projects and productions.
build towards further study, career progression, and/or provide a new set of skills to employ within your own practice.
Who is it for?
You might have a general media degree or be working in some form of media and be interested in reskilling to learn about film, television and live action production methods. Or, you may already be working in film, television and/or live action and are interested in upskilling within your own field.

You might have a short film script or a documentary project that you wish to produce and need the know-how and skills to manage the project.

Subjects taught

What will I study?
Learn about the roles and functions of individual crewmembers, particularly heads of department, during pre-production, production and post-production

Appraise studio practices, pipelines and processes

Acquire skills for managing a production and crew towards completion, including preparing a production schedule and budget from initial concept through to final delivery (non-fiction / TV / documentary and short narrative film)

Entry requirements

Min Entry Requirements
Undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level.

Applicants without a Level 8 qualification may be considered based on their prior experience and learning through our RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) process.

Some prior experience in a related discipline is required.

Application dates

Application Deadline
Monday, 23rd January 2023 at 9am


10 weeks.

Wednesdays - 6:15pm – 9:15pm - online:
1st February, 8th February, 15th February, 22nd February, 1st March, 8th March, 15th March, 22nd March, 29th March, 19th April 2023

Saturdays - 10am – 4pm on campus:
11th February, 4th March, 1st April 2023

Post Course Info

Future Careers
Production manager, production co-ordinator, production roles in the relevant industry, line producer.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Weekend

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