DL142 - Certificate 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 9-week course offers a blended delivery with online evening classes and a few Saturdays on campus.
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 management. 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.
You may have a well-developed project that you wish to bring into the course. Alternatively, you will be provided with project material.
A basic knowledge of Excel will be of benefit.
What will I study?
- Learn about the roles and functions of individual crew members 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)
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed on your project management, research and skills related to your own project. There are no written exams in this course.
Production manager, production co-ordinator, production roles in the relevant industry, line producer.
Dates + Times
Tuesdays | 6.30pm – 9pm | Online:
- 30th January 2024
- 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February 2024
- 5th, 12th, 19th March 2024
- 16th April 2024
Saturdays | 10am – 4pm | On Campus:
- 10th and 24th February 2024
- 9th and 23rd March 2024
A CFA Scholarship encourages the participation and success of learners from sections of society that are significantly under-represented in higher education by offering a free place in one of our CFA courses and programmes.
Find out if you are eligible to apply HERE
Fill in the CFA@IADT Scholarship application form HERE
Lecturer Dee Kerins has worked in visual media production, since 1990s, in a variety of roles, mainly as a freelance producer of factual and documentary programmes for broadcast television. She has been involved in training and education since the early 2000s, designing and delivering courses for industry bodies and 3rd Level college students (undergraduate and postgraduate.)
‘I actually think after doing the course I am quite keen to work in film. I currently work in television, for RTÉ, but more from an operations point of view. After doing this course, I think I would really like to get into production on filmsets. That’s why I found it so interesting to hear what an AD does, I think that’s something that would really appeal to me… I’d love a job that was really hands-on. I’ve always enjoyed being the person that someone goes to when they have a query or a question. I’ve always the scheduling aspects of things, so now that I have budgeting under my belt I think I’ll definitely look into those roles now’. 2022 Graduate
I 100% feel that what I’ve learned has already influenced the way that I problem-solve, my ability to look at the bigger picture of a production, and how to approach things with a more nuanced perspective. It has not made me want to pursue a different role, it has actually really solidified that production and production management is the role and the department that appeals to me and my strengths the most’. 2022 Graduate