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CFA | IADT | Producers as Leaders For Unscripted TV | 2024

Start DateDurationCostMax Participant Numbers
November 2nd10 Weeks Blended60018
NFQ Level 9

Overview

Producers as Leaders is an immersive 10-week certified program focused on empowering learners to take leadership-based producer roles in the un-scripted television sector.

Producers as Leaders encompasses all genres of factual television from documentary, through specialist factual to popular factual and factual entertainment, the course is designed to develop producer’s confidence and progression through exposure to best leadership practices. The program covers legal, finance, creative briefing, crew recruitment and management, values-led leadership practices, ED&I, working with talent, managing up, working with clients, funders and commissioners.

Producers as Leaders is developed/delivered by IADT in conjunction with Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet and Colin Pauser-Cowman (experienced executive and development producer and industry trainer), with lecturing support from key industry experts in legal and finance.

Aims & Objectives

You will learn about the leadership responsibilities of a series producer/director in terms of editorial leadership, team building and management and senior project management.

Additionally, you will learn about commissioning; budget and timeline management; relevant legal, financial and HR issues; customer relationship and multiple stakeholder management; project and personal branding. You will then integrate your learning into your own creative project.

This programme is ideal for people currently employed in – or who are interested in – creative media production (training, leadership and management roles) such as television, animation, film, music or other creative areas.

Participant profile/Who can apply/Eligibility

This course is suitable for students who have an undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level. Experience of the media industries is an additional advantage.

Applicants without a Level 8 qualification may be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence which can be verified through the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) process (available at time of course application).

CCIS Membership Support

THIS PROGRAMME IS CO FUNDED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF IRELAND AND THE EUROPEAN UNION (EUFUNDS.IE)

CULTURAL & CREATIVE INDUSTRIES SKILLNET APPLICANTS MUST BE RESIDENT IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND TO QUALIFY FOR CCI SKILLNET MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT & NOT IN RECEIPT OF a) a bursary b) a scholarship or c) grant aid

All programmes are provided without discrimination. This includes discrimination based on gender, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, or sexual orientation. An inclusive environment that welcomes participants from diverse communities is promoted.

Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet is required to collect Special Category Data from those who wish to avail of supports for this programme. If you are successful in your course application to UCC, you will be asked to fill out a special category data questionnaire which will be present on the registration/payment page. Further data will be collected at the following milestones.

  • the course completion date
  • 6 months post certification

Location

IADT Logo White Text on purple background

IADT, located on Kill Ave, Dun Laoghaire, is a leader in higher education with a specialist focus on the development of future makers, shapers, technologists, thinkers, storytellers and creators who lead and innovate in a changing digital world.

Tutor

Colin Pauser-Cowman Colin Pauser-Cowman is a seasoned executive producer, industry consultant and head of development for the TV and Film sector both domestically and internationally, with over 30 years of experience in senior producer / executive roles for many of Ireland’s leading independent production companies, delivering hundreds of hours of factual, entertainment and scripted TV. He was commissioning lead and head of development for Virgin Media TV and is currently working with Tourism Ireland’s International Programming Ireland Fund.

Colin is a passionate industry educator and skills developer, with over 10 years’ experience developing and delivering TV and film modules for IADT, Griffith College, MTU and TUD, while rolling out multiple professional upskilling courses through Screen Ireland, Gréasán na Meán Skillnet and Screen Producers Ireland.

Costs/fee

The fee for this 10 week course is €600 per person (normally €1,100).

Payment will be due in full before the course commences

Application steps

  1. Fill out the Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet membership application form below.
  2. If your CCIS Membership application is successful, you will be notified and given access to the IADT Course application link.
  3. Fill out the IADT Course Application
  4. If your Course Application is successful you will be notified and given access to a CCIS Registration/Payment Link
  5. You will be asked to complete a Special Category Data questionnaire before proceeding to CCIS registration/Payment
    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION STEP BY STEP GUIDE HERE

CCIS membership application deadline

CCIS Membership Application Deadline: October 15th

If you experience any difficulties with your CCIS membership application please contact susantalbot@furthr.ie with a Subject Heading of : IADT | CCIS Application | [Course Name]

Important: All Course Applications To Be Made Separately via IADT. A link to this application will be sent to you if your CCIS membership application is successful.

Dates and times of the course

  • Start Date Saturday 2nd November 10.30-3.30pm
  • Mid-week Online Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm
  • 5th 12th 19th 26th November
  • Saturday 30th November 10.30-3.30pm
  • 3rd & 10th Dec Tuesday 6.30-8.30pm
  • 7th 14th 21st Jan
  • 28th Jan 4th, 11th, 18th Feb
  • Saturday 1st March Final assessment

Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet Membership Application

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