Media Production – Television & Sound

Certificate in Media Production QQI Award (Level 5 – 5M18518)
Higher National Diploma, leading to a Top-up (Hons) Degree in CDCFE*

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If you are someone who makes videos, records music, takes photographs, podcasts or has a genuine interest in the Media you consume, this is the course for you.

Our alumni are Directors, Producers, Sound Designers, Camera people, Musicians, Editors, Comedians, Advertising Executives, Lighting Experts and more besides.

We constantly engage with the Media Industry and adjust the course each year to ensure that our graduates are as prepared for the Media Landscape as they can be.

We have a state of the art HD Television Studio. A professional recording studio for the creation of Music, Sound Design and Radio using ProTools.

We put equipment in your hands early and often, encouraging you to learn by doing.

Course Content

The course works hard to refine your interests while helping you understand every aspect of Media Production.

Year 1

  • Film Production
  • Digital Editing
  • Sound Engineering & Production
  • Documentary Photography
  • Radio Production
  • Media Analysis
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Year 2

  • Camera Techniques for TV
  • Television Practices
  • Editing for Film & TV
  • Sound Design
  • Television Studies
  • Professional Practice
  • Creative Media Industry

Year 3

  • Advanced Television Practices
  • Documentary Production
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Narrative
  • Social Media Practice
  • Personal & Professional Development

Have a look at the video below to see some of our students at work

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate (or LCA, or a full QQI L4 Major Award) and a genuine interest in the field of Media.

Mature students are also welcome to apply.

A sample of work.  This could be anything you have written (e.g. script, story, poem, school essay), photographs you have taken (either on phone or camera), or any other media work you would like to show.  You should also be prepared to discuss your favourite TV shows/music/ films etc.

We can consider applicants for Advanced entry into our HND Programme if they have completed a similar QQI award at another institution or have accrued substantial Media experience.


When you complete the Media Production course & the top-up degree you will receive the following certifications:

Certificate in Media Production QQI Level 5 (5M18518) – First Year

BTEC Higher National Diploma – Second & Third Year

BA Degree (Hons) (Level 8) (Fourth Year Optional)

Career Opportunities

Radio and Sound Recording, Music Business, Advertising and Public Relations, Graphic Design, Publishing, Photography, Television Production and Broadcast, Webcasting, TV Graphics, Interactive Media, Film Production, Publishing, Post Production, Sound for Film and TV, Computer Game Sound Design

Erasmus Opportunities

We also have an Erasmus link with Stadin Media College in Helsinki, allowing some students to have a 6 week work placement in Finland during the second year with us. Students going will be selected by interview during the second year.

College links

Progression to the final year of the BA (Hons) Media, at the University of Wolverhampton, University of Central Lanchashire and a number of UK Universities. Completion of this course qualifies you to apply to complete the B.A.(Hons) Film & Television Production(top-up) in Coláiste Dhúlaigh.

More details on the BA Top up year are available here.

Top Up Degree

– If you want to continue to develop your career with us, we offer a one year top up degree in conjunction with the University of Wolverhampton (B.A.(Hons) Film & Television Production(top-up) which is delivered in our college. This is a far more cost effective option than any degrees offered by Irish Universities.

For more information on the degree, click here.


3 Years for a QQI & HND (plus the option of a one year top up Degree in Film & TV Production)

Course Charges

Year 1: €50
Year 2: €50
Year 3: €50


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If you’d like to hear some work produced by our students, go to our Soundcloud page where you can hear Music and Radio work made as part of the course.

Below are two examples of Documentaries created by our Students.