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Creative Futures Academy course launched in Ireland


Creative Futures Academy course launched in Ireland

Creative Futures Academy course launched in Ireland

RTÉ, Virgin Media Television and IADT launch the training programme

RTÉ, Virgin Media Television and Institute of Art, Design + Technology’s brand new Creative Futures Academy course brings ‘Professional Training for Live Studio Broadcasts’ and is now open for applications and will close on 5th May 2023.

Kevin Burns, Head of RTÉ Learn and Access:

“RTÉ believes this partnership is not just a unique opportunity for students to get real broadcast experience, but for broadcasters to find fresh talent. Creative Futures Academy allows students to take the next real step in their career while also getting top notch academic qualifications”.

This innovative three-week course will take place from 6th June 2023, where you will learn from industry experts and practice in broadcast standard facilities. The training course will be based in The National Film School at IADT,  with a one-week work placement at Ireland’s top broadcasters, RTÉ and Virgin Media Television.

The one-week work placement in the fast-paced studios of either Virgin Media Television or RTÉ will provide an opportunity to develop your own abilities and gain new, unique skills in live studio production with hands-on learning in a live gallery environment.

David Cooper, IADT Course Lecturer:

“IADT has an excellent track record in offering fit for sector education. The professional training course will be delivered by industry leaders in audio, vision mixing, gallery operations and camera lighting. I look forward to working with Virgin Media Television and RTÉ on this new and bespoke Creative Futures Academy course.”

The course offers 18 places, including a small number of free places for supported scholarships and is built on three strands:

Content Creation

Production Operations

Technical Competencies

These include the technical competencies required including audio, lighting, camera operation, vision mixing and production assistance, in a full professional HD broadcast gallery and related technical equipment. The scholarships offer the opportunity for learners to unlock their creative talent and align with each partner’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in education and the workplace.

This opportunity is aimed primarily at existing professionals with at least two years of experience working in the broadcast industries who are interested in upskilling and/or reskilling in one of these key areas: Lighting Operator (including vision control), Studio Camera Operator, Vision-mixer, Sound Operator, Floor Manager, or Production Assistant / Broadcast Co-Ordinator.

Áine Ní Chaoindealbháin, Deputy Managing Director at Virgin Media Television:

“Virgin Media Television is delighted to support training and development in the Broadcast sector and welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with IADT, RTÉ and Creative Futures Academy.”

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