Tipperary students may be interested in TV course

Having just finished a busy few months producing Rugby and GAA National League commentary programmes in their HD studio in the Ring Gaeltacht, Nemeton TV are opening up their studio for an information evening on Wednesday evening at 7pm on May 23.

Having just finished a busy few months producing Rugby and GAA National League commentary programmes in their HD studio in the Ring Gaeltacht, Nemeton TV are opening up their studio for an information evening on Wednesday evening at 7pm on May 23.

The purpose of the information evening is to invite anyone who is interested in the highly successful Higher Diploma in Television which they have successfully run with Udaras na Gaeltachta and Waterford IT since 2006 to come along on the 23rd to find out more from Nemeton staff, lecturers and graduates of the course and a representative from WIT.

This course has gained a high profile in the media industry with a very good employment record among course graduates in the past five years, some of whom have found employment in RTE, TG4, Digital Marketing, and Radio.

Nemeton programmes like the highly acclaimed TG4 series on Irish railways; Bothar Iarainn and Laochra Gael were made or edited by Higher Diploma graduates in recent years. Another graduate and Dublin Ladies Footballer, Sínead Ní Fhionnagáin can be regularly seen on TG4 doing match analysis for GAA programmes made by Nemeton.

However conscious of the changing media landscape, Managing Director of Nemeton points out; “With the rapid changes in media the course will equip graduates not only to work in television but also to create content for digital marketing campaigns and webtv”.

Students on the Higher Diploma then experience a very practical introduction to the media industry as the training studio is alongside a live production company. Course lecturers on the Higher Diploma are industry professionals with broadcasting credits as directors, producers, and editors for RTE, TG4 and BBC.

But what about the fact that the course is taught through Irish; Irial Mac Murchú managing director of Nemeton

points out; “By doing this course students can double the employment chances of finding work in Irish broadcasting by being able to work in the two main broadcasting languages; Irish and English.”

Come along on Wednesday evening at 7pm to Nemeton TV in Ring and meet Irial, lecturers and graduates of the Higher Diploma to find out more. Applicants are being accepted now for the September 2012 course. Course applicants should be over 23. Applicants without the minimum requirement of a level 7 qualification but with relevant experience and spoken Irish will be considered on a case-by-case basis. To find out more come to the opening night on 23rd May at 7pm in Ring or contact Bláithín at Nemeton at 058 46499. e-mail. blaithin@nemeton.ie