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Art Direction in Film & TV (Postgraduate Certificate, Special Purpose Award, Level 9)

**** This programme is now CLOSED for applications. Please email to be added to our Interest List for similar programme in September 2020 ****


This programme is designed to prepare students with industry standards for roles within Film and TV Art Departments. The programme will be delivered in a flexible mode by utilising studio, workshops and blended learning to allow participants to continue working within industry.

The programme will develop competencies applicable to all roles within the Film and TV Art Department. Those roles include; Art Department Assistant, Art Department Coordinator, Concept Artist, Junior Draftsman, Draftsman and Assistant Art Director. The Graduates of this programme will possess a well-developed understanding and a practical knowledge of how to work as part of a TV or Film Art Department Team. The programme will include; Talks and demos from industry experts, trips to Art Departments and Prop houses, trips to set production/manufacturing workshops, and work placements. Graduates will have a range of industry ready skills that make them highly employable across all roles in any TV or Film Art Department. The programme has been developed in conjunction with local industry, in particular Troy Studios.

Entry Requirement

Applicants must possess a primary honours Level 8 degree or equivalent. Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPL) will be granted based on relevant experience and training in accordance with LIT’s RPL policy.

This is a Level 9 Special Purpose Award. It is expected that candidates would be comfortable with technology. Ideal candidates would be those with previous design experience that may require enhanced technical qualifications to further their career. Prior experience with technology would be an advantage.

A PDF CV and PDF portfolio is required. Portfolio should demonstrate creative ability. This will include, but not limited to, drawing and 3D making skills, traditional and digital skills, examples of past creative projects and any previous work related to the TV and Film Industry. Three creative projects with good images and descriptions is adequate.
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The programme will develop competencies within the full Art Department process, from script interpretation to concept development to practical design and production. A range of industry standard softwares and practical methodologies will be introduced.


  • Professional Practice: Job readiness, including CV and Portfolio preparation.
  • Design History & Theory: The foundations of design for film and TV.
  • Concept Creation: From script interpretation to design concepts.
  • Production Design: From design concepts to physical realisation.

Programme Delivery Mode

This programme is delivered with a mixture of online and classroom delivery. Some of the content will be delivered online with the remaining involving either lectures/practicals/tutorials delivered at Limerick School of Art & Design, Clare Street, Limerick. The classroom delivery will occur at weekends to allow for students to continue weekday employment.


No end of year examinations.

Continuous assessment assignment and exercises will be set during the programme.


Certificate in Art Direction in Film & TV (Special Purpose Award, Level 9, 30 Credits).

How to Apply

Applicants must apply for these programmes on the Springboard website, using the following link.

Art Direction in Film & TV



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