THIS is one of the most highly regarded film making Post Graduate courses in the country at Waterford Institute of Technology, in association with Nemeton TV, one Ireland’s leading production companies, and Údarás na Gaeltachta. The course is based in Nemeton itself in Waterford’s Gaeltacht, An Rinn, with one day a week in WIT.
The WIT students continue to make their mark with the national broadcaster, as to date over 40 films from the course have been broadcast. Applications for this year’s course are still open until early September. No prior experience is necessary and the standard of learning is at the highest level in the country. In fact, films produced on the course have gone on to win Best Irish Language documentary at the National Student Media Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
The support of TG4 is instrumental in the students securing employment within the industry. The Higher Diploma teaches production and camera work, editing and scripting skills as Gaeilge and the varied nature of the course ensures graduates are very well equipped to enter the Irish television industry in a number of positions.
The course is taught by lecturers from WIT, as well as producers and directors who are actively working with TG4, RTÉ, BBC and TV3. The practical advice and experience they lend to the course gives students a unique insight into the competitive media industry and through their contacts, many of our past graduates have gone on to work with TG4, BBC, Setanta, RTÉ and Nemeton TV, along with international companies all over the globe.
Students who have just completed the course gained valuable, practical work experience on many live Rugby and GAA games for TG4, enjoyed two weeks working on a 10-part TG4 studio show filmed in RTÉ, as well as working on live TG4 broadcasts, as well as filming and editing all the online video content daily during 2015’s Celtic Media Festival, under the direction of RTÉ Head of
Communications Joseph Hoban.
Applications for this year’s course are open with places limited. To apply or for further information see www.wit.ie or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nemeton TV is Ireland’s leading television production company based in An Rinn, Co Waterford. The company produces live sports programming as well as award- winning documentaries, bespoke corporate digital TV.
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