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PgDip Media and Broadcast Production

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Full time | Queen's University Belfast | 1 year | 11-SEP-23

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Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Broadcasting Studies Film / Video / Television Production

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Course Summary


The creative industries are among the most important, and successful sectors in the UK economy. Television and radio, whether broadcast or streaming services, are not only economically important, but they are also key areas for providing communication, information and entertainment, for supporting culture and for exporting it. These media connect people locally, nationally and around the world.

This PG Diploma offers a programme of study combining the theoretical, applied and creative aspects of contemporary television and audio production. Students will be introduced to theoretical approaches to broadcasting and streaming, developing their understanding of the social and cultural roles of these media, as well as to a variety of production techniques vital to the production of factual television, audio, VR, AR and interactive media.

The programme is designed to appeal to graduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences, particularly those with backgrounds in English, politics, history, journalism, cultural studies and creative writing. Previous academic study of or practical experience in the media is not essential, though it would be beneficial.

Career Development

Students are encouraged to develop their own interests throughout the degree, guided by the staff, whose backgrounds are diverse and cover media research, documentary (video and audio) production, interactive media, virtual reality and broadcast journalism.


This module introduces the production of interactive and non-linear forms of new media as emergent alternatives to traditional linear forms of media. New media is explored through both a practical exploration of interactive formats; and by considering critical debates around aesthetics, power, force, significance and form in a series of new media texts, artefacts and systems. The module situates practices in an environment that is ceaselessly evolving and explores new technologies such as virtual reality, immersive media and interactive documentary for web/mobile devices. This module offers a practical introduction to software authoring tools and an exploration of disruptive new technologies as they emerge.

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Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in an Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences subject. Applicants with qualifications below 2.1 Honours degree standard may be considered if they can demonstrate appropriate relevant experience. The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL).

Department profile

A Community of Scholars We are a busy, multidisciplinary community of learners, dedicated to using the wide range of subjects on the arts and humanities to make a difference in lives locally, nationally and internationally. We are home to some 7600 students and 700 academic and support staff who work in five Schools – Arts, English and Languages, History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Law, Management, and Social Sciences,...more

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