Case Study

TY Programme: ‘Screen Careers for Transition-Year Students’

The first programme of its kind in Ireland, it brought together students from across Ireland’s southwest and culminated with a special in-person networking event with industry professionals.

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CLIENT: Screen Ireland

YEARS: First

COUNTRY: Ireland

Business need

There is a growing need for skilled professionals across Ireland’s screen sector. Film and/or media is not currently offered to second-level students in Ireland. This programme was conceived by Atticus Education, and funded by the Screen Ireland stakeholders programme, to address these dual gaps by offering an industry-focussed programme of seminars for young people.

  • Seminars were carefully designed to particularly highlight the wealth of professional opportunities that exist across the screen sector, and to include accessible content for a new generation of creative thinkers.
  • Students logged onto the programme from their computers in school.

Skills acquired/learning outcomes

Students learned the basic concepts of filmmaking and the creative process involved in telling a visual story, as well as the stages a film goes through from distribution to exhibition and beyond. They learn how to be more resilient and are better prepared for life beyond school. They receive guidance on how to forge a creative career and what skills they will need to acquire to enter the global marketplace.

The programme set me thinking about my identity and how it affects my creativity and perspective. I felt like it challenged me to look to the future and come up with solutions for present and future problems.

TY Student, 2023

Feedback:

Surveys were distributed to students and teachers when the programme ended (72% completion rate). Participants commended the exceptional quality of the seminars and found them user-friendly, indicating easy accessibility and navigation. The relevance and practicality of the seminar content stood out prominently, bringing about significant shifts in participants’ perceptions of the screen industry’s career opportunities. The course received a unanimous recommendation from the participants: they were deemed not only enjoyable but also highly informative and transformative, contributing significantly to their transition year experiences.

For our students to interact with David Puttnam was amazing. We've had long conversations around movies and careers and the students are exploring options they may not have contemplated before. They thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s been a very exciting project and one which they will treasure. What an opportunity to learn from the best!

TY Teacher, 2023

REVIEWS

What Our Customers say

  • For our students to interact with David Puttnam was amazing. We’ve had long conversations around movies and careers and the students are exploring options they may not have contemplated before. They thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s been a very exciting project and one which they will treasure. What an opportunity to learn from the best!

    TY Teacher, 2023

  • Puttnam Scholars TY programme set me thinking about my identity and how it affects my creativity and perspective. I felt like it challenged me to look to the future and come up with solutions for present and future problems.

    TY Student, 2023

  • David considers the world of filmmaking as a whole, seeing all areas involved as creative, and drawing upon years of knowledge acquired through his filmmaking. Students are always left inspired, driven, and excited to continue with the rest of their course.

    Shakil Mohammed

    Course Leader, NFTS

  • It can be very difficult, while working in an industry such as ours, to step off the hamster wheel for a moment and assess where you’re going. This programme helped me take stock, and stoked the fire within me for film and television. I left it feeling reinvigorated and refreshed.

    Órfhlaith NíChearnaigh

    Programme participant

  • The programme has made me realise the importance of working as a collective.
    I have already begun to set up my own collective of writers/producers/directors to share and discuss our work.
    This can only help me mapping out a pathway to build my career.

    Tara Lynne O'Neill

    Actress, Filmmaker

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