TU Dublin and Screen Skills Ireland partner to offer new Post Graduate Certificate for Advanced Producers Programme

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Screen Skills Ireland (SSI) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Post Graduate Certificate for Advanced Producers Programme, available via Springboard+ that has been developed by SSI in partnership with TU Dublin.

Aimed at up-and-coming producers for Film and TV Drama and using key industry specialists, the Advanced Producers Programme is designed to give participants a comprehensive understanding of the script to screen process. It will equip up-and-coming producers with the skills, identified by the industry, to work in established production companies or independently in their own companies at both the national and international level.

The programme will address a wide range of skill areas, such as the development process; financing; legal issues; budgeting and scheduling; production; post-production; management and negotiation skills; sales and distribution; festivals, markets and pitching.  The need for market-ready producers has grown, especially those with knowledge of development, the changing production and distribution landscape and skills in negotiation and management. Graduates of the programme will gain the skills, confidence, and connections to operate successfully in this rapidly growing and evolving industry.

Speaking about the programme, Gareth Lee, Manager at Screen Skills Ireland, said, “This programme presents emerging film and TV producers with a fantastic opportunity to gain both the hard skills and transferable skills essential for navigating the international television and film industry.”

Hugh McAtamney, Head of School of Media in TU Dublin, added, “We are excited to be partnering with Screen Skills Ireland on this Level 9 initiative. It’s a natural extension to our portfolio of programmes in Film, TV, journalism, Photography and Game Design.”