TV Production Knowledge


CPD Value: 80 Hours

The IPA has run this TV Production course for over 30 years, during which time it has become recognised within the industry as a valuable and important part of a producer's training. 

The course requires potential delegates who must have at least 18 months’ experience as a production assistant or junior producer to submit an application form which is assessed by the course Chair to determine their eligibility to participate.

The IPA TV Production Knowledge course is a 13-week intensive programme of weekly evening sessions held at the IPA and other London locations and a 3 day residential including 2 nights’ accommodation in a London hotel, taking delegates through the entire TV Production process. During the course, delegates are required to complete individual coursework, group work and an offline exam. This results in them being awarded the IPA Diploma in TV Production Knowledge.

Topics include:
•    The role and importance of the agency producer
•    The disciplines-contracts, copyright and legal
•    Animatics explained
•    Looking at a script in detail
•    Choosing a director
•    Business Affairs
•    Music
•    Procurement
•    Casting
•    Cinema
•    Pre-production meetings
•    The art of the editor
•    Insurance
•    Understanding a production quote
•    Post production
•    Digital media

Structure
The course is structured into weekly evening sessions which will take place at the IPA and external veneus in London plus a 3 day residential. The course culminates in a 3 hour exam which will take place at the IPA.

Applications for the 2018 intake are due to open end of September 2017 – all member agencies will be notified

Dates for 2018 will be confirmed shortly, and applicants must commit to attending ALL sessions. 

Dates 
•    Tuesday 16th January - Introduction Evening
•    Monday 22nd January
•    Tuesday 23rd January
•    Tuesday 30th January
•    Tuesday 6th February
•    Tuesday 13th February
•    Tuesday 20th February
•    Tuesday 27th February
•    Monday 5th March
•    Wednesday 7th March - Friday 9th March - Residential 
•    Tuesday 13th March
•    Tuesday 20th March
•    Monday 26th March
•    Tuesday 27th March 
•    Morning of Monday 16th April - Exam

Cost
Member: £2,200 +VAT Non-Member: £4,400 + VAT

Please email erika@ipa.co.uk for more details

Applications

TV Production Applications will open in October2018 and Delegates will find out if they have been successful in November 2018, when we will require the CPD managers to book their respective delegates onto the course through our website (the link will be sent to them directly). 

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