Broadcast Production for Radio & Television

This production-centred course will be of interest to graduates of any discipline who wish to acquire practical production skills in radio and television broadcasting. The broad range of skills taught include: studio production techniques; editorial and scriptwriting skills; single and multi-camera operation; microphone and sound recording skills; production management; radio and television presentation, production and direction; editing for radio and television.

You will also learn about editorial content for programme genres from news to culture and arts, sports to current affairs, entertainment to documentary, chat shows to political analysis.

This course includes an element of academic research into the broadcasting industries.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
• Undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at
• Honours Degree level in any academic discipline.
• Portfolio submission, as part of your application.
• Applicants may be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence, which can be verified through the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) process. This requires a minimum of five years’ full-time work in the media industries.
• Two references must also support your application.
• Applications, including the portfolio, are screened and shortlisted. Applicants will be required to attend an interview.

Please note
Portfolio: Applicants must submit a portfolio for assessment. This should include any media work you’ve done that demonstrates your interest in, and aptitude for, radio and/or television production. In the absence of such material, write a 500 word analysis of a factual television or radio programme.


1 year (full-time).

When do classes take place?
Attendance is four days per week. However, for some weeks, you will be timetabled to attend over the entire week.

Careers or further progression

Future careers
Opportunities in the radio and television industry include working as a researcher, journalist or scriptwriter. Graduates with experience often move into areas such as production, direction and presentation.

Further enquiries

Dr. Helen Doherty
Course Co-ordinator
Phone: +353 1 239 4678

Subjects taught

What modules will I study?
• Programme Genres
• Radio + Television Studio Techniques
• Media in Context
• Industry Placement
• Major Project
• (Two documentaries – one for Television and one for Radio).

Application date

Application Date: 5 May 2017, 4pm. Second round 23 August 2017, 4pm where places are available.

Course fee

Fees €6,000 (in 2016/2017).

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