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HND in Television Operations & Production

Course Code: ITH

Duration: 2 Years


Camera, Lights, Sound – You’re Live! If you want to work behind the scenes in a TV Studio, work on Live Outside Broadcasts or make your own programmes this is the course for you. The course uses the latest Television cameras & editing equipment to give students extensive practical skills and technical knowledge required to work in the television and video production industries. Our purpose built facilities include a TV Studio, Control Room and Editing suites with the latest digital technology. The course has been running successfully for over 20 years. Previous students are now working in management, production, post production, live studio, outside broadcast, video production and online video production.


Year 1

  • Practical Skills for Moving Image Production
  • Development & Techniques of Film & Video Editing
  • Digital Editing Skills for Television
  • Producing Television as a Crew
  • Television Studio Production
  • Television Studies
  • Digital Television Technology
  • Special Subject Investigation for Creative Media Production

Year 2

  • Producer for Moving Image Production
  • Television Camera and Lighting
  • Professional Television Editing
  • Live Television Studio Operations
  • Broadcast Television Project
  • Multi-Camera Outside Broadcast
  • Promotional Video Production
  • Director for Moving Image Production

The programme is currently under review and there will be some change to the modules. Details of new modules will be available on 15th December 2017.


View past students’ work.


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 or BTEC National Diploma 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

This award is made by the UK awarding body BTEC Pearson and is not, at present, placed on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

A Higher National Diploma is recognised by the QQI as being comparable to the Higher Certificate at NFQ Level 6.

QQI Comparability Statement


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.