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TG4 and Atlantic Academy launch a new intensive media training programme

Start your TV and Film Production career with an Exciting 14 Week Intensive Training programme with TG4 and Atlantic Academy.


TG4 launch a 14-week intensive television and film training and skills-based programme. This practical programme, delivered by Atlantic Academy, in association with Gréasán na Meán Skillnet and the National Talent Academy Film & TV Crew Hub, will showcase practical and creative skills and will equip participants with the ability and appetite for an exciting career in the rapidly growing Irish TV and Film sector and will include a four-week work placement.
Keen to attract those with an ambition to follow a career in the TV and Film Sector, or those wishing to make a career change, this brand-new intensive training programme will give valuable knowledge and skills led training to advance talents and abilities in the TV and Film sector. Training will include producing and directing, along with the critical skills of camera operation, sound techniques, related engineering and an awareness of the variety of crew roles in this industry. In addition, aspiring participants will have the opportunity to engage with directors and producers in live production situations while also gaining very valuable mentoring by leaders of the independent TV and Film Production industry. The highly regarded Screen Ireland / Fís Éireann Passport to Production course will also be delivered as part of the training programme. The 4 week work placement will solidify 10 weeks of learning in a progressive Independent TV production company environment. This will give participants significant opportunities to work in the booming film and tv sector.
The programme is free to participants and they will paid a subsidy whilst partaking in the training programme. This course will be delivered by Atlantic Academy from its base at An Cuasnóg in an Spidéal in the Connemara Gaeltacht, which is also home to the successful TG4 Drama series Ros na Rún. The course directors are offering 12 places on the programme which will commence on March 21st 2022. Applications are required by Friday 25th of February 2022.
Applicants must show their ambition for a career in Film and TV Production to gain a place on this subsidised programme.
Aimed at people with a fluency in the Irish language, the programme will be delivered bilingually, thus applicants wishing to be considered for participation must be fluent in Irish.
TG4’s popularity continues to grow alongside its increased demand for high quality, entertaining independent productions. Appointing the new Atlantic Academy to deliver this intensive training programme will provide an exciting career choice for many, upskilling at the highest level, while also alleviating the current skills shortage in the Irish Language TV and Film Sector.
Commenting on the announcement, Lís Ní Dhálaigh, TG4’s Director of Marketing, Development and Partnerships said, “TG4 is delighted to be working on this intensive training programme in conjunction with Atlantic Academy. It is a great opportunity for people with Irish who are interested in working in the sector, regardless of their background and experience. It will give them a great foundation in the basic production skills, and an opportunity to move on to work with the many independent production companies creating content for TG4. There are lots of employment opportunities in this industry, and this is a chance for new talent to come through.”
Atlantic Academy is a Galway based TV and Film Production training company based at an Cuasnóg, in an Spidéal in the Connemara Gaeltacht and was founded by Síobhán Ní Ghadhra and John Brady, directors of Danú Media who are co-producers of TG4’s Ros na Rún with Tyrone Productions. As the lead orgnanisation for one of the National Talent Academies Film and TV Crew Hubs for the West of Ireland, Atlantic Academy will deliver a full suite of training across all skills required for the innovative, creative and successful TV and Film production industry in 2022 and beyond.
Applicants should apply for this training programme by sending a CV and Cover letter outlining why they are the ideal candidate to by 5pm on Friday 25th February 2022

For media enquiries and further information, please contact:

TG4: Deirdre Ní Choistin | Bainisteoir Cumarsáide TG4 |

Atlantic Academy: Noreen D’Arcy | D’Arcy Marketing and PR |

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