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Screen Production Department Skills (Certificate, L7, 30 ECTS)

  • Status: Register Your Interest

  • Campus: Online

  • weeks: 12

  • Fees: €3,000* See FEES section below for funding options

Course Overview

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 include 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.

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.

The government is looking to double the number of jobs in the sector to over 24,000 (audio visual action plan, Creative Ireland Pillar 4). Creative digital projects built with rapidly changing technologies have created a large skills gap in the talent pipeline that underpins this expansion. This is creating a lot of demand for technically skilled artists designers and IT graduates in TV and feature film both nationally and within the mid west region where 100s of jobs have been created at Troy Studios, Castletroy, Limerick. This is an established and popular programme aimed at recent graduates and those looking to upskill who are also working in the screen production, film, tv, animation sector. It has been sucessfully offered in 2020, 2021, and 2022 and will run again in 2023.

Please visit for information on eligibility requirements.  This programme is Springboard+ funded in 2023. Successful applicants in employment qualify for 90% Springboard+ Funding and will be liable for the balance of 10% fee of €300. Successful applicants on a qualifying DSP payment qualify for 100% funding. Springboard+ is co-funded by tge Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2021. It is also supported by the European Year of Skills 2023. Please visit for information on eligibility requirements. 

Contact Details

General Queries

Flexible Learning Office


Telephone: (061) 293802

What are the entry requirements?

Please see the following list:

1. Proof of a Level 6 qualification or approved equivelant

2. Current CV *must be up to date

3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of PPS/employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month (see below)
5. Proof of Residency – 2019, 2020, 2021


Recognised Prior Learning (RPL): Prospective applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements should submit their application online and then email to request assessment via RPL.

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 score of 5.5 in an IELTS or equivalent exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a score of 6.0 in an IELTS or equivalent exam is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

Course Content

  • 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

  • Preparation for Employment

    CV Preparation, Networking, interview skills, and self management skill

More Information

  • 100% online delivery (6hrs per week).


  • 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)

  • This programme was Springboard+ funded in 2023. Successful applicants in employment qualified for 90% Springboard+ funding & were liable for the balance of the 10% fee of €300. Successful applicants on a qualifying DSP payment qualified for 100% funding.

  • TBC for 2024-2025 Academic Year