Creative Broadcast & Film Production

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If you have an interest in the world of film and broadcast then this might be a good course for you. Are you creative, reliable, confident and want to be part of creating new projects and more? Delve into the world of editing, photography, production and more right here.

What is Creative Broadcast & Film Production?

This course  explores the world of the broadcast media industry, covering a range of disciplines across film and TV production, visual effects, editing, broadcast technologies and many more.

What third level courses are available?

Universities and colleges in Ireland are offering courses in the following subject areas: 

  • Creative Broadcast and Film Production – LIT


  • Communication and Media Production
  • Film and Creative Media 
  • Media Studies
  • Film and Creative Media
  • Marketing with Digital Media
  • Communications and Media Production
  • Creative Digital Media

Studying Creative Broadcast & Film Productionin college

Creative Broadcast and Film Production is a course offered by Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) and is a 4 year Level 8 course. This course will give you the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in the area and set you up on a career path in a diverse industry. There are other similar courses available in the area as well as PLC courses that will give you a taste of what these courses are like and if they are the right choice for you.

Your first year of any undergraduate course will act as a foundation year. You will become familiar with the basic principles of both creative broadcast and film production. You will also become familiar with what is to come throughout your course and develop your skills and interest in different areas. 

Modules you will study in your first year of this course include Audio for Picture, Broadcast Production, Communication and Creative Digital Ethics, Digital Storytelling, Media Management and Post-Production and Photography and Photojournalism. 

In your second year you will cover modules from Audio for Picture 2,  Broadcast Editing, Event Staging and Management 1 – Event & Theatre Technology, and Film Motion Graphics to Internet Media Technology, Screen Lighting and Cinematography and Shortscreen Production. 

Third and fourth year will see you cover more in depth material and cover a multitude of different topics. Third year modules include Digital Set Design, Event Staging and Management 2 – Staging and Management, Film Post-Production Workflow, Multicamera Production, Music/Media Project & Industry Engagement and your VFX Compositing and Portfolio. 

Finally, in your fourth year you will do a larger volume of modules for less credits. For example, the modules below are mostly 10 credits whereas a lot of the modules from your final year are 5 credits. Examples of areas you can cover include Advanced Film Post-Production , Audio for Picture File Delivery,  Broadcast and Copyright Law , Broadcast Production Management 1 and Event Staging and Management – Event Design while also working on your dissertation.

This course will also give you the opportunity to gain work experience to work in the field and to become familiar with the industry while figuring out your strengths, interests and where you might need to put in some extra work. 

Career Options

Media and Communications is an area of very broad opportunities and career options. Career opportunities include Camera Operator, Sound Recording, Lighting Operator, Digital Radio, Research & Production Assistant, Production Assistant Live Events and Post Production Editor among many more. Opportunities are in areas from film, TV, and animation, independent live action production and social media content creation to distribution, cinema exhibition and TV broadcasting. 

There are also career opportunities in education and research as well as the option to continue your study at postgraduate level to specialise in a particular area of your interest. 

Skills and qualities that are important in this area include excellent communication skills, creativity, computer skills, confidence in your ability, organisation skills, time management skills, the ability to meet deadlines, work well under pressure, flexibility and the ability to work well and cooperate with others. 

Related Jobs

  • Camera Operator
  • Sound Recording
  • Photography
  • Web Design & Online Multimedia Content Creation
  • Sound Engineering & Mixing
  • Camera Operator
  • Journalism


Different courses and different colleges will have different entry requirements. It’s always safest to check with the individual higher education institution which is available on their websites. As a general rule. Leaving Cert students should have a minimum of six subjects which should include: Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English. 

Specific courses may have their own requirements.Certain QQI courses may be accepted. 

The points needed to study this course in LIT last year were 309 points. 

Where can I study?

For other courses in the area you would like to explore, you can do so here.

Did you know?

  • ‘The Gulf Between’ was the first film to be made in colour in 1917.
  • The world’s first commercial film screening took place in 1895 at the Grande Cafe in Paris.
  • Toy Story 2 was almost entirely deleted off of the master machine it was stored after a command was entered into the machine and deleted almost 90% of the film. 


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