Broadcast Production is an intensely practical, industry aware degree, designed in collaboration with BBC Northern Ireland and other local broadcasters. This pathway is for those interested in careers in programme-making for television, radio, journalism, and other new and emerging digital media platforms. This degree aims to introduce you to the widest possible experience of modern broadcasting combined with critical thinking and excellent online skills. Whether it is for online or live, in front or behind the camera or microphone, you will gain substantial practical skills supported by the kind of theoretical and critical skills employers tell us they want in new entrants to the creative industries.
Broadcast Production Degree highlights
Broadcast Production is one of the most practical and vocationally biased television and radio contentcreation degrees offered at any Russell Group University in the UK.
- You will have the opportunity to apply for study abroad for a semester through student exchange on this degree in Europe or North America.
- It is an exciting time to get involved in broadcasting. Northern Ireland now has one of the fastest growing creative sectors in theUK economy. Broadcast programme making for entertainment, news, documentary, current affairs and online is a huge part ofthe industry here. Work placement therefore will be a significant aspect of the course, connecting to many of the local productioncompanies. An industry advisory panel has been set up to offer advice on developments in the industry, keeping content and teaching practice relevant to the needs of employersin this area.
- Queen's has recently signed a collaborative agreement with BBC Northern Ireland, to promote opportunities for placements for our students and research/training between both organisations.An internationally known visiting Broadcast Industry Fellow will be resident twice each academic year to deliver a series of workshops and masterclasses to students on this pathway.
- A degree in Broadcast Production will give students a distinct advantage as they enter the work place. This highly practical course will allow you to build up a portfolio of outputs for you to share with potential employers. An online channel will be created to showcase the best work from the department also. The new skillsets developed such as building digital content for online distribution and social media are highly sought after by employers and provide an excellent background for work in the creative industries and broadcasting.
World Class Facilities
- Access to a television studio with broadcast quality LED lighting and green screen facilities; off-line and on-line editing suites, utilising industry software such as Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve and Avid Pro Tools; access to the Sonic Arts Research Centre for audio training and industry standard audio recording and post production equipment; full high-definition cameras are available as are substantial lighting and sound kits for location work.
- We are an Avid Authorised Learning Partner for Pro Tools and Media Composer, offering certified industry-approved training integrated into the degree - a highly sought-after qualification internationally. Broadcast Production benefits from close relationships with the BBC NI, UTV, Northern Ireland Screen and the Belfast Media Festival with industry professionals connecting to teaching right across the programme from many of the production companies across Northern Ireland.
A degree in Broadcast Production will give students a distinct advantage as they enter the work place. This highly practical course will allow you to build up a portfolio of outputs for you to share with potential employers. An online channel will be created to showcase the best work from the department also. The new skillsets developed such as building digital content for online distribution and social media are highly sought after by employers and provide an excellent background for work in the creative industries and broadcasting. Graduates in related areas of the School have gone into a diverse range of careers.
Employment after the Course
This new course is designed for those interested in factual programme making for television, radio, journalism and online media content creation. Many of the skills acquired are transferable across different disciplines but primarily this highly practical course will most appeal to those seeking employment in the creative industries.
The course has already built strong links with local broadcasters, such as BBC Northern Ireland and other relevant organisations, like Northern Ireland Screen. Many of these organisations are members of the industry advisory panel for the degree.
Graduate Careers in related areas of the school: Film Studies and Production
Our graduates have gone into a diverse range of careers, including the following:
Claire Campbell (Researcher, BBC NI)
Daniel McCabe (Production Trainee, BBC)
Niall McEvoy, (on set VFX supervisor, HBO, Game of Thrones)
Grace Sweeney (Camera Department, HBO, Game of Thrones)
Michele Devlin, (Director of The Belfast Film Festival)
What employers say"When people come to a newsroom now, they are expected to master a whole load of disciplines. We multi skill, we get people to do a bit of everything, that really works for us as a model and means that people are really empowered to take ownership of their videos, this course will be fantastic at encouraging this.'
Jon Laurence, Digital News Editor at Channel 4 News
Additional Awards Gained
The internationally acknowledged 'Avid Certified Professional' qualification in Media Composer and/or ProTools is available to students on this pathway.
Prizes and Awards(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)
Degree plus award for extra-curricular skills
In addition to your degree programme, at Queen's you can have the opportunity to gain wider life, academic and employability skills. For example, placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. So not only do you graduate with a degree recognised from a world leading university, you'll have practical national and international experience plus a wider exposure to life overall. We call this Degree Plus. It's what makes studying at Queen's University Belfast special.