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Digital Broadcast Production for Radio & Television

Broadcast Production for Radio + Television

This one-year 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.

What is Digital Broadcast Production for Radio + Television?

This is a hands on MA in broadcast production for anyone who wants to develop the skills necessary to excel as a modern broadcaster. Students will learn production skills in radio and podcast production, online distribution, single-camera and multi-camera television.

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.

Entry requirements

Who Can Apply?

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.

Minimum 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 below.

You may also be asked to attend an interview.


1 year [full-time]: 4 days a week

When do classes take place? :

Attendance is typically four days per week, full-time, and some weeks will be timetabled to attend full weeks.

Careers or further progression

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.

Further enquiries

Contact Details

Dr. Helen Doherty

Programme Chair

Phone: +353 1 239 4678


How to Apply


Phone: +353 1 239 4612


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

• Factual

• Major Project or Thesis

Application date

Application Deadline: 4pm Friday, 22 May 2020

Course fee

EU students: €6,000

Non-EU students: €16,000

Enrolment and start dates

The course will start in late September.

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