MA 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.

What is 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.

What will I be doing?

Our 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 course genres from news to culture and arts, sports to current affairs, entertainment to documentary, chat shows to political analysis. Attendance is four days per week. However, for some weeks, you will be timetabled to attend over the entire week.

Future careers

Opportunities may exist in the radio and television industry, as course researchers, journalists, script-writers, and with experience, on to areas such as production, direction and presentation.

What modules will I study?

Course Genres, Radio + Television Studio Techniques, Media in Context, Industry Placement, Major Project (Two documentaries – one for Television and one for Radio).

What should my portfolio include?

Any media work demonstrating an interest in, and aptitude for, radio and/or television production. In the absence of the above, a 500 word essay on your media interests and why you want to enter a career in media. 

RPL applicants may be considered. A minimum of five years full-time work in the media industries is required. Please submit with your application any written work, such as school or university articles in student publications. If these do not exist, applicants should write a 500 word essay of why they want to work in radio or television. 

All applications, including the portfolio, are screened and shortlisted.

Applicants will be required to attend an interview.

Masters in Broadcast Production for Radio + Television - by Fiona O'Brien, class of 2016-2017 graduate.
Masters in Broadcast Production for Radio + Television - by Fiona O'Brien, class of 2016-2017 graduate.