Radio & Podcast Production

What is Radio + Podcast Production?
The aim of this course is to immerse you in a real-world newsroom, radio studio and location production environment so that you develop your production skills and gain a significant command of technical abilities required of all forms of broadcast radio and podcasting.

This course presents you with an opportunity to develop your practical skills in the broadcasting industry, to keep pace with the ever-changing technology and its use in broadcasting.

What will I do?
We will examine the broadcast landscape in Ireland, and explore ways to create ground-breaking radio and podcasts that resonate. We will listen to, and create multiple examples of audio content in a variety of styles for both live and online contexts. You will also be able to analyse radio journalism as a discipline, and evaluate contemporary audiences and how to reach them.

Entry requirements

Equipment / Materials Requirements
You will need to have your own headphones, and a 16 or 32 GB SD card for recording purposes.

What are the entry requirements?
This course is suitable for students who have an undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level. Experience of the media industries is an additional advantage.

Applicants without a Level 8 qualification may be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence which can be verified through the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) process.

As part of your application you will be required to submit:

A CV and a reference.

An online portfolio of your work (links to audio work done are acceptable)
A personal statement (tell us about your experience/background in any media, what you hope to learn and achieve on the course).

Application dates

IADT operates on a rolling admissions basis. This means that applications are reviewed as and when they are received.

Should you apply for a course that is already at capacity, our admissions team will have established a waiting list to accommodate such situations. In the event that a spot becomes available due to enrolment changes, we will work diligently to offer that spot to waitlisted applicants.


Full Time Course: 7 weeks: 8th January - 20th February 2024
Part Time Course: 9 weeks: 22nd February - 2nd May 2024

In 2024, there are two intakes:
Full-time: an intensive 7-week course where you will join the students on our MA in Broadcast Production
Part-time: a 9-week course with classes 1 evening per week online, and a few Saturdays on campus. The focus is more on creating an independent production (podcasting).
On both courses, you will learn from industry professionals in our state-of-the-art facilities.


Fees: €900

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Future Careers
The course will enable you to incorporate your skills into your production practices and in your future professional roles.

Professional pathways exist in the audio-visual, web and screen industries. Graduates go on to 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 content.

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  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Part time,Blended,Daytime,Full time,Weekend

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