Course Code: ITH
Duration: 2 Years
Camera Light Action!!!… The HND in Television Operations and Production is a path to an interesting, exciting and rewarding career in the Television and Video Production industries. This is a practical course in television and video production which includes Directing, Producing, Camera Work, Post Production, Live Studio and Outside Broadcast recording. This course has places for people with an interest in Camera work, Editing, Sound as well Producing, Directing and planning, organizing and creating Television shows and Video content. Students work on ‘live ‘ commissions from clients in the real world.
Former students of the course are currently working in every Broadcaster in Ireland as well as almost all of the major Irish production companies and many are in the international media world working in management, operations and production roles. Chances are if you’ve watched television, video or Netflix you’ve seen some of our former students work.
Graduates of the course also have the option of progressing to the BA (Hons) in Media Production which is validated by Dublin City University.
Leaving Certificate/LCVP with a minimum of two H5/O1 and three O6/H7 grades or equivalent or QQI level 5 award with a merit profile.
Suitable foundation Level 5 courses include:
The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+) Applicants should demonstrate the interest and potential to acquire high level skills in TV operations. A portfolio of photography or video work should be brought to the interview. See Portfolio Guidelines.
HND in Television Operations
The Higher National Diploma is a BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) qualification awarded by the UK awarding body Pearson. A Higher National Diploma is recognised by the QQI as being comparable to the Higher Certificate at NFQ Level 6.
The portfolio should contain photographic or video work you have done. It need not be professional quality. Each candidate will be invited to discuss the work you are presenting with regard to what you have learnt in making it.
The emphasis should be on quality not quantity. No more than 20 photographs should be presented.
Video work should preferably be in a common file format on USB or external drive. If your video is a group production, you should show the part that contains your own work. Photographic work should show your skills in lighting, framing and composition and possibly sequence.
The Interview will last approximately 20 minutes.
Graduates may gain exemption from one or two years of degree courses in the UK. Graduates who achieve a merit/distinction in the Higher National Diploma may apply for entry to BA (Hons) in Media Production Management in BCFE.