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Foundation Degree Journalism & Documentary Production – Belfast Metropolitan College

The Foundation Degree in Journalism and Documentary Production at Belfast Metropolitan College is designed for those aiming for a career in television production and other Journalism based careers.

What makes our course unique is that instead of writing a dissertation on how to make a documentary or TV programme, we focus on practical projects – you will actually make your own documentary and factual content – and more.

You’ll be taught by lecturers with a wealth of experience at the BBC, ITV, independent television production houses and who have worldwide experience in the area – and lecturers who have worked and who actually still work in the industry.

We have exceptionally strong links with all those organisations and work placement opportunities with a range of outlets and production companies including One Tribe TV, Macmillan Media, Havelock Street Productions, NVTV and more.

We’ll prepare you for work in newsrooms and creative centres where you can confidently script, interview, film and edit your own programmes, news and feature reports. You’ll be working in our purpose built television studio at e3, directing, vision mixing, floor managing and presenting programmes by and for the student body and available to the wider audience on Vimeo and YouTube. In addition, you’ll work on real programming – in the past two years the Gerry Kelly Show has been recorded in front of a live audience at our purpose built industry-spec television studio at e3 where students have been an integral part of the production team, taking hands-on roles such as camera operators and floor managers.

If you want an all round broadcast journalism and documentary experience, this 2-year course is for you.

Key areas of study: 

  • Producing Journalism and Documentary  
  • Factual Sourcing
  • Production Skills (Camera, lighting, sound)
  • Post Production (Editing) 
  • Media Law and Ethics 
  • Marketing and Exhibiting your work

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