Certificate In TV Programme Production

@ Sri Lanka Media Training Institute - SLMTI

A producer with a creative and an innovative frame of mind and with a sound grasp of economic, social, legal, and technological developments are highly in demand.

In today’s dynamic media arena, a producer has to manage a gamut of challenges including managing human resources (those who are in front and behind the camera), managing costly program production equipment/material, etc. Further, he/she is constrained with the limited availability of funds and entrusted with the responsibility of delivering the “product” in a defined time scale to remain competitive.  Hence, it is important for an aspiring producer to understand these challenges and manage them effectively. While doing so, a producer cannot compromise on the quality of the final production. Therefore, a producer has to be extremely agile to assume multiple roles (e.g. leader, facilitator, project manager, etc) in different phases of a program production process.

With above in mind, this training course has been designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of program production in a competitive television industry. This course aims to impart all aspects related to efficient and effective program production from the beginning to end.

Special emphasis has been given to television journalism and writing so that the students can get a rounded knowledge about this field.

The hallmark of this program is the right blend achieved between theory and practice to produce a consummate producer at the end of this course. Practical training is imperative since theoretical aspects explored in this course are generic and only form the basic building blocks of a successful creation. A producer must flex the theories leant to suit the context to create an appealing masterpiece to allure the audience. Hence, the practical elements include but not limited to, facing the camera, news and current affairs production, fictional program creation, including both single and multi-cameras.

Course Content:

  • History and Principles of Media
  • Script Writing
  • Camera, Lighting
  • Sound Recording
  • Role of Director/Assistant Director/Producer
  • Documentary Program Production
  • News Program Production
  • Live Program and Interview Program Productions
  • Tele Drama Production 
  • Advertisement Production
  • Music Video Production 
  • Make up
  • Art Direction and Dress Designing
  • Acting
  • Editing and Graphic Designing
  • Practical Exercises


Media veterans in the field of television

Professional and Experienced television program producers

Minimum Entry Qualification:

G.C.E. Ordinary Level

Students selected based on the required minimum qualifications.


6 Months

Course Level





Media Studies

Contact Details

+94 11 2 691814


No 100A , Sri Lanka Foundation Mawatha , Colombo 07

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