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Screen Production Department Skills (L7, 30 ECTS)

Status: OPEN




12 Weeks


Art & Design

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional


Clare Street

This programme will give a broad overview of all film and TV production departments, their workflows and how they interact. It aims to equip new entrants to the sector with the knowledge and essential skills required for working on set, team collaboration, key production computing skills and programming systems.

In response to industry feedback internationally and nationally the programme aims to offer prospective students the essential communication skills such as problem-solving, adaptive thinking, creative collaboration and emotional intelligence.

Other important elements of the programme includes Health and Safety, set etiquette, script breakdown and self-management in the industry. Upon completion this programme will form the basis of the new entrants journey to working in the audio visual industry.

What are the entry requirements?

1. Applicants must possess a primary Level 6 qualification or equivalent.

2. Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should notify the Flexible Learning Office and request consideration under RPL. Please submit your application online and then email all your supporting documents to

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

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What modules will I study?

The Production Environment: The role and function of the Production Department as a hub for all departments
Production & Post Production Pipeline: Understanding the production process from Pre-production, to the shoot period, and post production
Production Paperwork: Key production paperwork - Script, budget, scheduling & contracts
Computer Systems & Essential Software: Programming, production databases and familiarisation with a variety of production software
Communications Skills and Set Etiquette: Teamwork, Resilience, Time Management, and working in a busy set environment
Preparation for Employment: CV Preparation, Networking, interview skills, and self management skill

Limerick School of Art & Design has developed this programme in partnership with Screen Skills Ireland and Film in Limerick ensuring it is at the forefront of industry needs.

More Information


70% online & 30% onsite delivery (Saturdays only).
12 weeks online delivery. 3 x 2 hour modules delivered online per week (6hrs per week)
1 week (minimum) Work Placement & can be completed up to May 2023.

What will the time commitment be?

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.


Please note that the exams for this course will be part continuous assessment and part final project. The final assignment is an industry project written report in lieu of a formal written exam


Certificate in Screen Production Department Skills (Level 7, 30 ECTS)

Application Deadline

01 July 2022

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This programme is Springboard funded in 2022. Employed applicants receiv 90% funding and the subsidised 10% fee to be paid is €300. Unemployed applicants receive 100% funding.

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