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Media Production - Advanced

Course Code(s):  6M5130
QQI Award Code:  6M5130 Media Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Templemore College of Further Education

Templemore College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 6M5130
QQI Award Code 6M5130 Media Production
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is for those interested in training for a career in broadcasting, with particular emphasis on Radio. It is a one year full time programme designed to provide learners with the opportunity to develop their broadcasting skills with particular emphasis on practical hands on production skills.

The Programme offers learners the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to work in this exciting and vibrant industry effectively. Learners on this programme will have access to the Colleges state of the art iMac computer suite which is equipped with the very latest software used in industry.

What will you Study?

Media Industry Awareness
Ethical and Legal Issues in the Media
Broadcasting Presentation Skills
Radio Techniques
Radio Documentary Production
Radio News Broadcasting
Digital Audio Processing
Studio and Location Sound Production
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