TV & Radio Journalism
This new and exciting MA is designed to address the demand for specialisms in TV and Radio Journalism.
This programme is for learners who wish to graduate as industry-ready, journalism and communications professionals with advanced TV and radio production skills. With six dedicated TV and radio production modules delivered in our industry-standard radio and TV studios, learners get hands-on content production and editing experience.
Why Study TV and Radio Journalism at Griffith College?
The MA in TV and Radio Journalism is recognised by the NUJ and conducted on both a full and part-time basis over a 1-2 year period. Learners will acquire both a theory-based understanding of the media industries as well as journalism-specific production skills. The programme team, made up of industry professionals and full-time academics, aims to instil in learners the skills required to apply critical reflection and intellectual depth to their production of media content.
You will display reflective critical learning and develop strong practical skills in media production with the use of TV studio, film and television production equipment.
Avail of our state of the art facilities including an on-campus radio station, 2 broadcasting studios, 4 photographic studios, 3 darkrooms, a TV and Video Studio and a Sound Engineering Studio.
National Union of Journalists recognition of this programme entitles students to apply for an NUJ Press Card for the duration of their course.
You are assured of excellent teaching practices, with many of our graduates currently working in a range of leading media outlets including the Irish and Sunday Independent, RTE Radio and Television, Newstalk, TV3 and Google.
You have an opportunity to join the ranks of multiple award-winners with Griffith College students consistently excelling at the Smedia Awards.
The MA in TV and Radio Journalism is designed to be delivered on a full-time basis over one calendar year and on a part-time basis over 2 years. It consists of nine taught modules which are delivered during the academic year and a dissertation which is completed during the summer months. Throughout the programme, learners will have an average of 18 hours of contact per week, attending lectures, news days, labs and studio sessions. In order to assimilate the material and to complete the assessments, learners are also required to spend a significant amount of time outside of those contact hours engaging in self-guided study, development and practice. Learners on the MA programme will complete 9 mandatory modules and a dissertation. The Postgraduate Diploma in TV and Radio Journalism consists of the 9 mandatory modules and does not include a dissertation.
The first semester of this programme is designed to be commonly taught with MA Journalism learners and provides an understanding of the workings of the media industry as well as developing specific skills in journalism. The second semester builds on this knowledge and contains broadcast journalism specialisms such as Video Journalism, Radio Documentary Research and Production and Radio, TV News and Current Affairs. The reporting, writing and packaging of news for online audiences requires an evaluation and understanding of the digital media world and the module Digital Journalism will equip learners with the skills required to produce news and features in a web context.
A primary degree (2.2) and interview.
Communications and Audience Theories
Media Law and Ethics
MoJo: Mobile Video Journalism
Radio Documentary Research and Production
Radio News and Current Affairs
Sociology of the Media
TV Studio News and Current Affairs
Video Journalism and Documentary
Writing and Editing: News, Features, Content
Virtual Studio Mastering and Delivery
Online Media: Creation, Curation
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.
Full-Time / Part-Time & Blended Delivery
The programme runs full-time over one year with two semesters and an August dissertation submission. It is also run part-time over four semesters in two years with five of the modules delivered through 'blended learning' where learners view lectures and related reading online at their convenience. Candidates are encouraged to contact the faculty to discuss our flexible, student-oriented timetabling. September and February commencements are facilitated.
A copy of the Timetable is available on the college website.
We run 2 intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn.
*subject to sufficient numbers.
Post Course Info
On completion of the Level 9 MA in TV and Radio Journalism, students may progress onto a range of Level 10 Doctoral programmes on the National Qualifications Framework. The Postgraduate QQI validation means that your qualification is recognised not only in Ireland and Europe but throughout the world.
Through the MA in TV and Radio Journalism, you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong portfolio and covered a diverse range of media. Graduates of this course are employed in a wide variety of fields across the communications industries in media and communications companies, non-governmental organisations, video production firms and media outlets as journalists, editors, media content creators, researchers, video producers and radio production managers. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:
Content and Community Manager
Social Media Coordinator