I am delighted I did the PgDip in Series Producing at IADT. From start to finish the course was very well thought through and gave us access to top industry professionals to help us develop the skills required to take our careers to the next level.
The modules were highly relevant and the guest lecturers had great industry insights. I found modules like Creative Leadership with Linda Green, former BBC Development Exec, a really inspiring and imaginative course that enabled me to develop skills in sharing a vision to lead a team of creatives.
Having Q & A sessions with commissioning editors like Suzanne Kelly, Teresa Smith and Anthony Nilan as well as Philip Cooper, the head of the BAI, were also great opportunities to get industry insights into the common pitfalls with proposal writing and pitching. Learning what sets apart a good idea from a great idea will be very useful when developing and submitting future proposals.
Practical workshops in Writing Voiceover with Gary Flood, Media Law with Andrea Martin and Studio Directing with David Donnaghy and Niamh Breathanach were invaluable for upskilling in areas that I had experience but lacked confidence. I’ll approach these feeling equipped and more empowered in future.
Being mentored by top CEO’s and Executive Producers was also really helpful in guiding us through our many group and individual assignments. Debbie Thornton mentored me through the process of developing a Factual Series and enabled me to see new ways of working that would make the idea achievable within the budget.
There were so many great things about this course and so many great people attached to it, I would like to thank everyone, but especially Colin Cowman, the Program Chair. Colin did a fantastic job in developing this course. He went above and beyond in the time and energy he gave to the program and to helping us all to succeed, we are all very grateful.
I continued to study with IADT to make the PgDip into an MA and am now lecturing under graduated in TV and Film Production alongside making my own documentary. I would recommend this course to any Producers/ Directors wanting to take the next step in their career under the guidance of the industry’s best.
Thanks again Colin for all you did for us all,