Designing and delivering two City and Guilds Level 3 VRQ modules on media industries in Ireland. These form part of the Advanced Diploma in Film Production at Pulse College, a subsidiary of Windmill Lane Recording Studies which also runs BA courses in Film Studies with Griffith College. Classes take the form of mini-lectures and workshops and students are assessed through in-class presentations and written assignments.
Unit 301 covers Media Law in Ireland, the Irish Film Classifications Office, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland and the Irish Film Board (see attached document). Students learn how these organisations regulate standards in Irish television and film production and provide funding opportunities for filmmakers.
Unit 302 covers the different contact bodies and service providers that Irish filmmakers can utilize. Students work towards drawing up a contacts list of emergency services, media organisations, copyright and insurance companies, exhibition outlets for film and film equipment rental. They also explore the various stock image/footage/audio providers, news agencies, media directories and Distribution opportunities available in an Irish context.
Both modules are delivered to separate groups of full-time and part-time students.
My role also involves facilitating students with learning difficulties, liaising with colleagues to implement student tracking policies, collecting, storing and processing assessment material some of which is video recorded, preparing sample materials for external examination, keeping records of attendance, motivating students, promoting high standards of written and verbal expression, and encouraging professional attitudes towards timekeeping, presentation, and conduct in group exercises.
The course has also given me an opportunity to update my own specialisation in Irish film and television history.