What is the programme about?
This skills-based programme offers students an exciting opportunity to explore the world of the broadcast media industry, covering a range of disciplines across Film & TV Production, Visual Effects, editing, radio, audio mixing, photography, as well as broadcast technologies across a range of new and traditional media platforms.
Upon successful completion of this Level 7 programme, students progress to the Level 8 BSc (Honours) degree. We offer our students a range of prospects for both academic & career progression in the broadcast, film, creative media industries, as well as extensive hands-on production work experience. If you have a story to tell, we will show you how.
Key Features of the programme:
• Industry-led Production & Post Production Practices;
• Digital Photography & Cinematography Techniques;
• Creative Design for CGI, VFX & Digital Art Direction;
• Participate in the Limerick International Film Festival (Hosted by the film production course).
• Work in our state of the art Millennium Theatre on a range of live events.
• Work on Wired FM - our student Radio Station; Industry Tours & Award-winning Visiting Lecturers;
• Industry work experience– (Stage 3 Level 7)
• Modules are driven by dedicated staff with strong industry & academic careers;
• Outstanding graduate employment opportunities in the Film & Broadcast industries.
Who is the programme suited to?
If you are interested in filmmaking and storytelling on screen, this programme aims to develop the practical creative and technical skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in the dynamic world of film and broadcast production across a range of screen platforms.
Top 3 Reasons
1. High quality facilities.
2. Practical, hands-on experience with Wired FM.
3. Industry-experienced lecturers who give you the thorough, hands-on and personal support you need to make the most of your education.
Class Contact Hours
24 hours per week
Limerick Institute of Technology
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What standard of Mathematics is required for entry to this course?
A minimum of Grade D3 in Ordinary Level Maths is recommended.
Do I need to have Physics or Engineering in the Leaving Certificate to apply for the course?
No. Camera optics, electricity and sound are studied in 1st year but no prior knowledge is assumed.
What is the breakdown of course contact hours between the Practical and Theoretical element of the course?
An emphasis is placed on the practical element of the course with the breakdown being approximately 50:50. Your career opportunities are significantly broadened if you develop a good portfolio of practical work during your studies.
Do I need to have any practical experience before applying to this course?
While having experience is a great benefit, we assume that first year students don't have any and so we start at a fundamental level.
My interest lies mainly in film as opposed to broadcast, will this course give me the same grounding in this area?
The course is primarily focussed on the technology and operations of the broadcast industry. However, there are opportunities to develop short films as part of assignments and we run a successful annual Film Festival for which students are encouraged to develop their own films.
Do I need do have my own camera equipment for this course?
No. While some students do find it beneficial to purchase and use their own personal equipment, camera, sound, lighting and editing equipment is provided for use in undertaking assignments associated with your studies.
I haven’t been accepted for a Music or Sound Engineering course. Is the Video & Sound programme a good alternative?
Many people apply to the course with sound engineering and music recording in mind. However, the Video & Sound Technology programme is aimed towards the Broadcast Industry and the technology and operations of video and television, of which audio does play a part but isn't the only focus. LIT’s BSc in Music Technology is more sound engineering orientated.
Can I progress to a Level 8 degree from this course?
Yes. Many graduates choose to pursue their education to our Level 8 BSc (Hons) in Audio and Video Production.
“I am now a senior editor at Sirk productions in Manhattan New York. My job includes two TV series called The Inside Reel, which is where we work directly with directors and actors and talk about their movies, and On The Scene where we meet with top chefs, theatre companies, orchestras etc., which both go out on PBS and the web. I am also the assistant editor on a new American late night chat show called TuNite.”
- Steve O’Carroll (Editor, Sirk Productions, New York)
“I'm just finishing off my Thesis for my MA in Film Making at Kingston University in London and I wanted to thank you for all your help when I was a student at LIT. It’s been a tough year but definitely worth it and I'm now starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.”
-Darragh Alder, (Class of 2010)
Operations, Sound Recording, Lighting Operator, Radio, Research & Production Assistant, Sound Engineering & Mixing, Data Wrangling, VFX & Motion Graphics, Games Development, Foley & Sound Effects, Photography, Production Assistant Live Events, Post Production Video Editor, CGI Digital Art Direction, Multimedia Promotions & Event Management.
Alternatively, you can continue to complete a Level 8 Honours degree in Creative Broadcast & Film Production and continue to Masters and PhD studies, either in LIT or other institutes and universities.
Graduates Work For
• The Video & Sound programme aims to develop Technical Operators in broadcast television.
• Graduates have found work with national broadcasters, outside broadcast companies, independent television production companies, edit houses, radio stations, audio research facilities and more.
• Non-Broadcast careers include video & sound for gaming, web & mobile devices.
• The Video & Sound programme will give you the skills to work anywhere in the world.
A selection of careers include:
TV Production Crew (camera operator, sound mixer, editor, etc.)
• Independent Film/Documentary Maker
• Studio Technician/Manager
• IT Operator in a Broadcast Environment
• Theatre/Stage Manager
• Radio Station Engineer
• Web Content Producer
• Advertising Creative
“This programme does exactly what it says on the tin. If you are looking for a hands on practical programme in video and sound technology, with fantastic lecturers, this is the one for you.”
Many graduates choose to pursue their education to our Level 8 BSc (Hons) in Audio and Video Production in order to gain employment in positions where further study and progression is a distinct advantage.
Minimum Entry Requirements:
Leaving Certificate: A minimum of 5 06/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation Level Mathematics at grade F2 or higher is acceptable as meeting the Mathematics requirement for this programme.
FETAC Applicants & Mature Applicants: Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information.
Please visit www.cao.ie for further information on how to apply to this course.
IELTS score for entry to undergraduate courses a minimum score of 5.5
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