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Media & Broadcasting Level 5

Course Code MND

NFQ Level 5

Duration 1 Year

Award Pearson BTEC Level 4 National Diploma in Creative Media Production

A 1-year introduction to broadcasting & media production with skills in Radio, Television & Journalism, delivered in state-of-the-art Radio and TV Studios.

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Why choose Media & Broadcasting?

This one-year course introduces you to the broadcasting and media industries with a strong emphasis on the practical skills needed to work in radio; television; online media; journalism and content creation.

All aspects of this dynamic course are integrated and assessed through individual or group assignments and projects in the college’s state-of-the-art radio and television studios.

Many students progress from the Diploma in Media and Broadcasting to Higher National Diplomas in Ballyfermot College or further studies elsewhere.

What will you study?

  • Presentation Techniques for Broadcasting
  • Interview Techniques for Creative Media Production
  • Music based programming
  • Working to a Brief in the Creative Media Sector
  • Understanding Video Technology
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Communication Skills for Creative Media Production
  • Working Freelance in the Creative Media Sector
  • Understanding the Creative Media Sector
  • Photography and Photographic Practice
  • Research Techniques for Creative Media Industries
  • Creative Media Project

What do you need to apply?

Please refer the Entry Requirements.

Progression Opportunities

Students' Work


I did Media & Broadcasting Diploma (MND) then Radio Programming & Production Diploma Level 6 Higher National Diploma (MRH) course and then Media Production Management BA Degree all in BCFE. The lecturers are so encouraging and supportive of work placements and they have the network to help you get your foot in the door of Ireland’s biggest broadcasters. It’s so important to put the theory learned in lectures into practice in the workplace as it’s the only way to get a start in the industry. Ballyfermot is so encouraging of this and I’ll always be forever grateful for their drive to get me into the workplace. I’m now living in London and freelance as a producer for Sky News and Channel 4 News.
Simon O’Leary 
Media & Broadcasting Diploma (MND), Radio Programming & Production Diploma Level 6 Higher National Diploma (MRH),  Media Production Management BA (Hons)

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