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10 (Level 9 Award)

Certificate in Production Management (TV + Non-fiction)

1 Feb 2023 — 1 Apr 2023

Certificate in Production Management (TV + Non-fiction)

What is this course about?

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. Classes take place on Wednesdays from 6.15pm to 9.15pm online, with three 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. 

What will I do on this course?

You will be able to incorporate your skills into the real world as live productions, which is an integral part of the course. You will also:

  • Learn about the roles and functions of individual crew members, particularly heads of department, 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).


Who is it for?

This course would be of interest to anyone who has studied or is currently working in media and is interested in reskilling to learn about film, television and live action production methods. Or, perhaps 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.

Professional pathways include production manager, production co-ordinator, production roles in the relevant industry, line producer and more.

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.

When will the course take place?

Wednesdays | 6:15pm – 9:15pm | online:

1st February, 8th February, 15th February, 22nd February, 1st March, 8th March, 15th March, 22nd March, 29th March 2023 


Saturday | 10am – 4pm | on campus in IADT:

11th February, 4th March, 1st April 2023

What are the entry requirements?

Undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level. 

Applicants without a Level 8 qualification may be considered based on their prior experience and learning through our RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) process.

Some prior experience in a related discipline is required.

What are the fees?

Fees for this course are €1,100.

How do I apply?

Please complete our IADT Application Form

Application deadline: Friday, 20th January 2023 at 4pm.

Student Testimonials

‘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 enjoyed the scheduling aspect, 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

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