Thursday, 10 April 2014
New Scholarship supported by Sky and the Royal Television Society Northern Ireland
Sky with support of the Royal Television Society NI launches TV scholarship in partnership with National Film School at the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT)
Sky have announced details of a new Sky Academy TV Scholarship to be made available on the Masters (MA) in Broadcast Production course offered by The National Film School at the Dun Laoghaire IADT from September. The scholarship is part of Sky Academy, a set of initiatives which aim to use the power of television, creativity and sport to give up to one million young people in the UK and Ireland opportunities to build skills, experience and self-belief. The scholarship will be offered by Sky, supported by The Royal Television Society (RTS), to individuals who may not otherwise have the financial means to support themselves through further study, or may not have considered a career in the media for financial reasons. It is part of Sky's commitment to support and encourage emerging talent at grassroots level.
The MA in Broadcast Production at IADT equips students with the essential production practices to pursue a career in radio and television production, including studio production techniques; editorial and scriptwriting skills; single and multi-camera operation; microphone and sound recording skills; production management; radio and television presentation, production and direction; and editing for radio and television.
As part of the scholarship the student will have their course fees covered and the opportunity for a paid work placement within the industry.
In addition he/she will receive:
- Mentoring from senior level staff at Sky
- One years' free membership of the Royal Television Society (RTS)
- Networking opportunities within RTS including invitation to industry events
Applications for the MA in Broadcast Production are open until 9th May, and can be made by contacting IADT Admissions Officer, Eoin Kelly at email@example.com or on (01) 239 4621. There is a separate form for applications for the Scholarship. Interviews will take place in early June. For further information please visit www.iadt.ie.
As part of the same initiative Sky also announced it is to offer Sky Academy TV Scholarships in the UK, in partnership with the National Film and Television School (NFTS).