What is Broadcast Production for Radio and Television?

This production-centred programme will interest graduates of any discipline who wish to acquire editorial and production skills in radio and television broadcasting, and those who want specialist skills in areas such as programme research and production funding for broadcast. The programme equips students with the essential production practices to pursue a career in radio and television production.

The MA includes 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, light entertainment to the documentary, chat shows to political analysis.

On completion of this programme, you will have acquired:

  • creative and technical production skills specific to radio and television broadcasting
  • a portfolio of production projects (such as news, current affairs, magazine and light entertainment shows)
  • a knowledge of professional production roles specific to radio and television
  • an expanded network of professional contacts in radio and television
  • an understanding of new production contexts
  • a range of transferable skills in areas such as project management and teamwork.

Attendance is four days per week. However, for some weeks you will be timetabled to attend the entire week.

Aims and Learning Objectives

What will I be able to do when I graduate?

Opportunities may exist in the radio and television industry, as programme researchers, journalists and scriptwriters. With the appropriate experience, careers in production, direction and presentation are also possible.

What modules will I study?

Radio and Television Programme Genres, Production & Studio Techniques, Media in Context, Industry Placement, Major Project (one in Television Production and one in Radio Production)

What are the Entry Requirements?

  • Undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree Level
  • In exceptional cases, applicants will be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence which can be verified through APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) process
  • Portfolio submission, as part of the application
  • Two references must also support your application

Applications, including the portfolio, are screened and shortlisted. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview.

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
1 year
6,000 EUR
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