Diploma in Digital Video Production and Post Production

  • Overview
  • Course Content
  • Structure
  • Career Opportunities
  • Fees
  • Next Steps



Click here to view provisional Spring 2018 timetable

This programme is designed specifically as an introduction and is aimed at those with no previous experience. The programme will begin by equipping students with basic skills in video production technology. The programme will introduce students to skills required for camera operation, lighting a film and recording sound. In keeping with standard industrial processes, the emphasis of the diploma will be on collaboration and group-work. Students will then be given the opportunity to script, develop and shoot a short video project. Finally, students will then be given the opportunity to edit and complete their collaborative project at the post-production stage.

Programme Aims and Objectives

The aim of this programme is to offer a hands-on introduction to the basic principles of video production and post-production. From initial instruction in the operation of camera, lighting and sound equipment to a further introduction to the principles and processes of post-production students will be given an opportunity to be involved in the development of a short video project. Training will also be provided in sound recording and the preparation of scripts from an audio perspective. In keeping with standard industrial processes, the emphasis of the programme will be on collaboration and group-work. The diploma will be taught by an industry professional. On completion of this programme the student should have acquired the skills to:

  • Show an awareness of the production cycle (pre production, production, post production) and the way in which a short digital video project can be developed for production

  • Demonstrate core skills in camera operation along with an elementary understanding of the skills required for lighting a film and recording sound

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic skills involved in the post-production process

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the core features of Final Cut Pro

  • Work collaboratively on a short digital video project, understanding production crew roles and responsibilities.


To be awarded the Diploma in Digital Video Production & Post-Production, a student will be required to complete small practical assignments throughout the course and collaborate in the completion of a short video project (100%).

Course Content

​Core Modules

Digital Video Project Treatment and Development

Introduction to Camera, Lighting and Sound Operation

Digital Video Project Production

Principles of Editing

Cutting Room Procedure

Sound and Post-Production

Completing a Project.


Students will attend this class one evening per week, for the duration of ten weeks within the fully equipped media workshops area at DBS. The programme is delivered through a series of practical production workshops. Production workshops are equipped with JVC GY HD ProHD Camcorders, Senheisser film audio equipment and dedicated studio space equipped with Arri and Kino flo lighting. A dedicated editing suite is provided for post production workshops with all Apple machines running Final Cut Studio.

Career Opportunities

The Diploma in Digital Video Production & Post- Production is designed to serve as an introduction to the practical production and post-production skills required for involvement in a collaborative digital video project. It is aimed at anyone interested in developing their interest in these areas. This course may be of interest to existing journalism and media students or practitioners who seek to gain a better understanding of the digital and production elements related to their role. It may also be of interest to amateurs who wish to improve and polish their skills in the fields of digital video production and post-production. 


The fee for this Diploma is €1,325 this is inclusive of tuition, registration, exam fees and DBS library membership. This fee must be paid in full before the course begins.  View all DBS Evening Diploma Fees here.

DBS Diploma students can also avail of a wide range of facilities to assist them in every aspect of their studies, please see below for more details.

DBS Student Facilities

• Online Notes System (DBS Moodle)- is an eLearning system designed to provide you with a range of course material which will enhance and support your learning experience within DBS.
• DBS Library Aungier Street- the Library provides a programme of classes in the areas of Library resources, essay writing skills, avoiding plagiarism and referencing to assist you in your studies. 
• DBS Careers and Appointment Service- which provides a range of services for Diploma students such as career advice and workshops in CV writing and interview skills.
• Subsidised Parking- DBS provides subsidised parking arrangements for students, which provides easy access to all main public transport routes in and out of the city centre.
• Subsidised Student Canteen- Diploma students can avail of the Student Canteen which is open in the evenings and offers a wide variety of choices on its menu.

Next Steps

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Course overview


Awarding Body: 
Dublin Business School
Schedule: 1 evening per week, 6.15-​9.30pm
Intake: October & February
Duration: 1​0 weeks ​Part-time

Contact Us

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2018. Contact our admissions team for more information

Email: admissions@dbs.ie
Phone: 01 417 7500
Opening times:
Monday to Friday
8:45am to 5:15pm