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Waterford Institute of Technology
Moira Sweeney
Main Campus Cork Road, Waterford City, Co. Waterford, Ireland
058 46499 / 086 6072101

Company Description

The Higher Diploma in Arts in Television Production, developed by WIT and Nemeton Television in partnership with Udarás na Gaeltachta, has been successfully preparing new media talent since 2006. This year long course is designed to provide students with the essential practical skills in order to work as professionals in the television and digital video industry.

The course will offer each of the participants the opportunity to work in a live production environment and at the end of the course each student will have directed or edited his or her own television programme. These programmes will satisfy the broadcast criteria of both TG4 and RTE. The course will be taught through the Irish language and therefore will also develop the linguistic abilities of students.

Applicants must hold a Level 7 qualification or higher and must have a level of competency in spoken Irish. Applicants without the above minimum requirements but with relevant industrial experience and language competency will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Course Content

The course in structure matches closely the media production process. There are, therefore, modules on the programme that cover pre-production, production, and post-production. The duration of the course is one-year, full-time, Classes will take place both at WIT and in the Nemeton TV training studios in An Rinn, (the Waterford Gaeltacht) Where in this creative cultural and linguistic environment students will learn and practice their camera skills on the stunning Helvic-Ardmore coastline.

The following subjects will be considered in the course:

  • Generating realisable ideas
  • Budgeting and pitching
  • Marketing
  • Cultural and theoretical elements of media
  • Directing Television
  • The multi-camera environment
  • Production management
  • Editing
  • Business and legal aspects


- Applications must hold a NQAI Level 7 qualification or higher.
- Students must have a level of competency in spoken Irish.
- Applications will be made directly to WIT and selected applicants will be called for interview.

Applicants without the above minimum requirements but with relevant industrial experience and language competency will be considered on a caseby- case basis.
Otherwise suitably qualified applicants may be required to take a programme to improve competency in Irish.

This course is designed to develop student’s ability to create imaginative visual media content and to provide them with the essential practical skills so as they can find work as a professionals in both television and the digital media industry. There is a demand for trained professionals with both creative storytelling skills and practical digital media skills in a variety of industries both Irish and the global video content markets.
Graduates from the course have found employment in the audio visual and film industry like TG4, TV3, RTE and BBC as well as Digital Marketing and PR as well as teaching and Irish language print and communications industry.

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About Nemeton TV

Nemeton was founded in 1993. Since then the company has grown from one employee to fifty. It is based in the Waterford Gaeltacht. The company has regularly received recognition for excellence in business and in promotion of the Irish language and for the high quality of its television programming. For almost twenty years Nemeton TV has been producing programming for RTE, TG4 and BBC. Nemeton also provides satellite facilities worldwide and have the first HD studio in Ireland. The company’s strong emphasis on training means that they are also committed to nurturing new and emerging talent. Its programmes include GAA Beo, Sacar Beo, Laochra Gael and Trom go Trim on TG4 and Health Squad on RTÉ 1.


Nemeton TV
An Rinn
Dún Garbhán
Co. Phort láirge
Teil: 058-46499 R-phost: traenáil@nemeton.ie
Suíomh gréasáin: http://www.nemeton.ie/

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