MTU Business Academy

Certificate in

Television Production

Department of Media Communications

Certificate in Television Production

Programme Details

In Brief

Department & School

Department of Media Communications


MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork & Online

Mode of Study


Method of Delivery



1 Year

Commencement Date

September 2024

Course Fee

Total €2,000



Programmes - Certificate in Television Production 2


Anne-Marie Green
021 433 5810


The Certificate in Television Production is aimed at those wanting to launch a career in TV programme making, as well as those already in the industry wanting to upskill. It combines study of the media market, both domestic and international, with specialised training in craft and production. Lectures will introduce students to the current industry environment with in-depth knowledge of media ownership, funding models and programme formats. Students will develop the professional skills required to launch a career within the television production sector.

What will I be doing?

The emphasis in Semester One is on researching and developing programme strands and documentary concepts. In Semester Two students are on work experience and will learn about audio visual production, TV directing, camera operating, sound recording and video editing, live programming and documentary making.

Programmes - Certificate in Television Production 3

Why do this course?

  • All participants will get intensive work experience in the television industry.
  • The programme has a high success rate for graduates seeking employment in the industry.
  • Students will be introduced to experienced and senior speakers working in TV production.
  • The programme is delivered in a blended format, combining both online delivery and face-to-face placement activities. Blended learning will offer you the opportunity to study part of the programme within your own schedule and at your own location.

What will I study?

Semester 1

  • TV Production Careers
  • TV Industry Environment

Semester 2

  • TV Industry Placement *

* The TV Industry Placement module provides students with valuable experience of both initial on site industry practice as well as specialised training. Participants will have an opportunity to work in a wide range of television production areas including live studio programming, outside broadcasting, research and concept development, camera and sound. Industry partners will collaborate in identifying appropriate skillsets that students can develop and in which they will receive hands-on experience.


What is a Module?

A module is a standalone unit of learning and assessment and is completed within one semester.

A full-time student will normally study six modules in each semester; part-time and ACCS (Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects) students will have flexibility as to the number of modules taken.

The button below provides a link to all of the University’s approved modules for this programme.


Entry to the course is through either a formal qualification or industry experience. Candidates applying with a formal qualification are required to have already completed a level 7 degree or equivalent. Familiarity with digital media, and media sharing platforms and services are desirable. Qualifications can be in a range of areas, including media production, sound production, journalism, or graphic design. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/advanced entry will be applicable for candidates with industry experience but lacking a formal qualification.

What is RPL?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is when formal recognition is given for what you already know prior to starting on a programme or module. With recognition of prior learning the focus is on learning and not on experience as such. You can apply for RPL in any MTU accredited programme or module. Programmes which are accredited by professional bodies or any external awarding bodies may have their own procedures for RPL which you should refer to.


Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €400 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee. Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you, and you wish to accept it.

Anne-Marie Green
Tel: 021 433 5810

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