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Graduate Launchpad (Film and Media)

2 Jun 2022 — 15 Jun 2022

Professional Skills for Graduates


Are you looking for a step-up into the fast-paced, ever-changing film and media industry? Did you graduate recently or will you graduate in 2022?

If you are interested in working in film or media then our Graduate Launchpad is for you. Gain specialist skills that will help develop your professional career in the world of film and media. The Graduate Launchpad runs over 2 weeks (2nd – 15th June 2022) with a range of tutor experience, and industry sessions designed to successfully navigate your transition into the creative workplace.

What will I do?


The course is organised into a wide variety of dynamic sessions – including online and pre-recorded sessions with opportunities for networking on the IADT campus.  You will be looking at your professional development under three themes:

  • Who am I? Define your professional identity and discover the next steps to take on your career journey.
  • Making a living? Whether you are interested in freelancing, part or full-time careers our experts will give you advice on a range of funding opportunities and residencies to support your dream career.
  • What’s next? Discover a variety of career pathways including exciting job opportunities, post-graduate and Erasmus schemes.




The Graduate Launchpad runs from Thursday 2nd June to Wednesday 15th June 2022:

2nd June: Online: Introductory session, 6pm

3rd June: Online: Meet your Mentor, 10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm

7th June: Online: Who are you?, 10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm

8th June: Online: Working in…, 10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm

9th June: Networking event at IADT Graduate Exhibition (optional), 5pm – 7pm

10th June: Online: Thinking, (work on your project and talk to mentors), All day

13th June: Online: What’s next? Career opportunities and planning ahead, 10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm

14th – 15th June: Tutorial support, feedback and completion of your project work.


What are the Entry Requirements?


  • A Level 7 or Level 8 Award.
  • Applicants without a Level 7 or Level 8 qualification may be considered through the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) process.

Are there any fees?


The Graduate Launchpad is offered free of charge.

The course is funded by IADT and the Creative Futures Academy, under the Higher Education Authority’s Human Capital Initiative.


How do I apply?

The application process for this course is now closed.

Contact IADT


Please email any queries to Elena Somoza, IADT Creative Futures Academy Co-ordinator, at