A film made by students on the WIT Higher Diploma in Television Production course won best Irish language programme in the Smedia awards last week.
Two Waterford Institute of Technology students won Best Irish Language Programme at the National Student media Awards 2016.
The winners on the night were Director/Producer Grace O’Sullivan and Editor Maeve Neville for their programme which focuses on O’Sullivan cooking healthy food which included Fahavens, Barons Bakery and the Tannery Restaurant Dungarvan.
The Waterford women are enrolled in the Higher Diploma in TV Production course at WIT, which is a one year full time course in the Institute’s College Street campus and Nemeton Productions in An Rinn.
Following her acceptance of the award, O’Sullivan thanked WIT, Nemeton TV and the contributors for her programme 'Buíóchas le Bia'. “It was an honour to be shortlisted to the final 100, having gone from a few hundred media students all over the country to be one of the final 40 who won the media award,” O’Sullivan said.
This award signifies WIT’s Higher Diploma in TV’s third time receiving Best Documentary Award.
Places available for the course are being decided, as the Higher Diploma in Television is currently finalising the round one interview. The course is limited to 12 students per year and the closing date is the end of April for round one offers,” course director Bláithín Ní Chathain says.
Having completed this course, the student is not only qualified to work in TV but also to make Digital Marketing videos and is ideal for those who wish to work in Conference or Event Management.
This year’s student films premiered at the Celtic Media Festival on 20-22 April in Dungarvan to international and national TV producers and broadcasters including BBC, TG4,RTE and TV3 as well as BBC Scotland Wales and S4C.