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Virgin Media Television Professional Training for Live Studio Broadcasts

6 Jun 2023 — 16 Jun 2023

Virgin Media Television Professional Training for Live Studio Broadcasts

What is this course about?


This intensive 3-week course includes a one-week work placement in the fast-paced studios of Virgin Media Television in Ballymount, Dublin 10. The course will provide an opportunity to develop your own abilities and gain new, unique skills in  live studio broadcast production. You will collaborate with professionals of all levels to create a studio programme for any audience, broadcaster or platform.


The industry has seen a huge jump in multi-camera production. The course will be of interest to graduates and working professionals in film and media with an interest in TV production.


The course offers 12 places, with 3 places in each of the following areas: Studio Camera Lighting Operator; Sound Operator; Gallery Production Assistant; Vision-mixing.


Weeks 1 + 2 | 6th to 16th June 2023:

Learn from active practitioners and practice in industry standard facilities at the National Film School at IADT.


The course runs from Tuesday 6th June to Friday 16th June, including Saturday 10th June.


Times: Weekdays from 10am to 5.30pm; Saturday 10th June from 9am to 4pm.


Attendance is required 5 days a week, full-time.


Week 3 | June – August 2023:

Work placement in Virgin Media Television (to be completed by the end of August 2023).


What will I do on this course?


Learn how to work in specific production roles in a studio programme to Irish and European broadcast standards.


What you learn is built on three strands: Content Creation | Production Operations | Technical Competencies. These include the technical competencies required including audio, lighting, camera operation, vision mixing and production assistance, in a full professional HD broadcast gallery and related technical equipment.


The work placement in Virgin Media Television will be focussed on live studio production with hands on learning in a live gallery environment.


Future Careers


A variety of professional pathways exist in the audio-visual, web and screen industries. You may want to work as online content providers in the broadcast media, advertisement agencies, production facilities, company in-house production facilities, state and civil society bodies, and indeed any group involved in the creation and distribution of audio-visual content.


The course will enable you to incorporate your skills into your production practices and future professional roles, and give you real-life experience in a professional working environment.


On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate in Multi Camera Television from IADT.


You may also be interested in IADT’s MA in Broadcast Production.

Who can apply?


This course is aimed primarily at existing freelance professionals working in the broadcast industries who are interested in upskilling and/or reskilling in one of these key areas:  Studio Camera Lighting Operator; Sound Operator; Gallery Production Assistant; Vision-mixing.


Entry requirements include an undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level (Level 8). Applicants without a Level 8 qualification who have relevant professional experience may be considered through our RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) process.


Eligible freelance professionals will be prioritised for this course, but there may be limited availability for currently employed broadcast professionals already working in full-time positions.  Freelance professionals may be eligible for partial funding support.


As part of your application we require:

  • A recent CV including an introductory statement outlining your interest in the course and clearly stating your desired pathway (in order of preference) for Studio Camera Lighting Operator; Sound Operator; Gallery Production Assistant; Vision-mixing.
  • A digital portfolio of your work.
  • One Reference.

You may be asked to attend an interview.

Fees + Scholarships

Fees for this course are €1,700.


CFA Scholarship:
A CFA scholarship encourages the participation of learners from sections of society that are significantly under-represented in higher education by offering one free place on all of our CFA short courses.


Find out if you are eligible to apply HERE


Fill in the CFA@IADT scholarship application form HERE

How do I apply?


Please complete our IADT Application Form (please select course DL128)


Application deadline: Friday, 5th May 2023 at 4pm.

Contact IADT


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

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