Course Code MRH
NFQ Level 6*
Duration 2 Years
Award BTEC Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production (Radio)
This Radio Programming and Production course involves podcast content, production and presentation, and along with strong links to the radio industry includes ongoing guest lecturers and excellent work experience placements in radio stations.
The course comprises of small classes which teaches you everything about radio, from how to hold a microphone to how set up a Radio Station. You will learn music radio programming and presenting; researching; making feature programmes, news and documentaries which are broadcast on two College radio stations, including an FM Radio Station broadcasting to Dublin.
Work Experience includes opportunities of working on College Radio stations; Online and FM stations; ACAST Podcasting and with Movie Extras. There are also fully funded work placements through the Erasmus+ programme, which include Radio Stations in Malta, Spain and Finland.
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I really found my feet during the two-year radio course as it was so hands on and practical. I completed MND then (MRH) HND Radio course and the Media Management 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 learnt in lectures into practice in the workplace as it’s the only way to get a start in the industry. Ballyfermot are 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. I’m currently a reporter and producer on the BBC’s flagship day time news programme, The Victoria Derbyshire programme which airs each weekday on BBC Two and the News Channel.
Simon O’Leary, Reporter and producer on the BBC’s The Victoria Derbyshire Programme
National Diploma in Media (MND 2015)
Higher National Diploma in Radio Programming and Production (MRH 2015 – 2017)
BA in Media Production Management (MPM 2018)