Broadcast Production

MA Broadcast Production.

This 18 month production-centred course is for graduates of any discipline who want practical production skills in radio, online and television broadcasting plus a deep understanding of the broadcast industry today.

You will gain hands on experience in our state-of-the-art TV and Radio studios from lecturers who are active in industry and you will get a thorough practical and theoretical understanding of the modern media landscape. This MA is designed to equip graduates for a career in modern media broadcasting.

Our radio and television studios offer excellent learning spaces for learning skills from industry active lecturers. The combined practical and theoretical knowledge will lead to a broad understanding of the opportunities available to you in current and future media landscapes.

Students get to work and meet and learn from broadcast professionals including RTÉ, Virgin Media, Newstalk, TVM and more besides.

What will I do?
Learn how to make high quality content for a variety of platforms

Lead production teams in real world projects

Experience a range of television studio production techniques

Command location production techniques

Develop your own ideas and how to pitch them to funders

Single-camera documentary production

Editing for radio and television

Engage with broadcasters and other media professionals

How to develop and promote content online

The modern broadcaster needs more than just practical skills. You will also learn about the changing landscape of broadcasting from the origins of Irish broadcasting, to the impact of global communications on audiences and programme genres such as news and current affairs, arts and culture, sports, entertainment formats and documentary.

Subjects taught

What modules will I study?
Research Methods
Changing Media Landscapes
Writing for Broadcast Media
Online Content Creation
Radio Production
Television Production
Production + Direction

Major Project or Thesis.

Entry requirements

This course is open to holders of an undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher. Experience of the media industries is an additional advantage.

Applicants without a degree may be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence which can be verified through the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) process. Two references must support your application.

You may also be asked to attend an interview.

What should my portfolio include?
An online portfolio of your work should be submitted with your application providing an online link and access details. This may include:

1. Any media practice that demonstrates an aptitude for radio and/or television production or a 500-word review of a factual radio programme, a podcast or a television programme or series.

2. Written work, such as university articles in a student publication. If these do not exist, you should write a 500-word essay on why you want to work in radio or television.

Min Entry Requirements
Undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level.

Applicants may be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence, which can be verified through the RPL (recognition of prior learning) process.

Two references must also support your application.

Portfolio submission, as part of your application. See guidelines above.

Application dates

Application Deadline
2023 Applications are now open

IADT operates a rolling admissions policy for graduate taught courses, with decisions issued in 4 weeks after a submitted and complete application is received.

An application is incomplete until you provide all required items on the checklist (including the application fee, if applicable).

Generally, courses will remain open to applications until all places are filled.


18 months; Full-Time
Attendance is 4 days a week


EU students: €6,000
Non-EU students: €16,000

Enrolment dates

The course will start in late September.

Post Course Info

Future careers
Professional pathways leading from the MA programme exist in the audio-visual, web and screen industries. Graduates go onto television, radio, online content providers, the broadcast media, advertisement agencies, production facilities, company in house production facilities, state and civil society bodies and indeed any group involved in the creation and distribution of audio-visual content.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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