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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 

Media and Broadcasting


Course Code(s):  MND
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Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This one year course introduces students to the Media industry with a strong emphasis on the practical skills needed to work in Media and Broadcasting including Radio, Television, Online and Print Journalism. All aspects of this dynamic course are integrated and assessed through individual and group assignments and projects in the colleges state-of-the-art Radio and Television Studios.

Many students progress from this Media Diploma Course on to Higher National Diplomas in Radio, Television, Journalism and Digital Media within Ballyfermot College of Further Education or further studies elsewhere.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Presentation Techniques for Broadcasting
Working Freelance in the Creative Media Sector
Single Camera Techniques for Television
Music-Based Radio Programming
Commercial Production for Radio
Pre-Production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
Factual Writing for Print
Communication Skills for Creative Media Production
Research Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
Understanding the Creative Media Sector
Creative Media Production Management Project
Working to a Brief in the Creative Media Industries
Web Authoring
Work Experience

 

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Advertising Account Manager   Public Relations Officer / Press Officer  
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Editor - Publishing   Literary agent  
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Copy Editor   Television/Radio Presenter  
Journalist - Radio/Television   Broadcasting - Presenter  
Interpreter   Translator  

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