Media Production, Advanced Certificate

QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Media Production – 6M5130.

The world of media is changing dramatically. Video and audio are a bigger part of our lives than they’ve ever been – across a multitude of technologies and platforms. And yet despite all the new technologies we’re also still in love with radio: a medium with the power to connect and communicate still unlike any other.

“You know, I do music. If you look under the hood of the industry I’m in, it’s all based on technology. From radio to phonographs to CDs, it’s all technology. Microphones, reel-to-reels, cameras, editing, chips, it’s all technology.” –

Enrich your level 5 media and sound portfolio and explore advanced sound and video production techniques and get into the world of radio broadcasting.

Career Prospects

  • Film set lighting. +
  • Film/video camera work. +
  • Film/video editing. +
  • Local TV. +
  • Music journalism. +
  • Music promotion. +
  • Professional DJ. +
  • Radio broadcasting. +
  • Radio engineer. +
  • Radio presenter. +
  • Sound engineering (live event/studio). +

Course Contents

Courses are continually developed – content and specific award components are subject to change. See disclaimer.


One year. Full-time.


30 full-time day students will travel, fully-funded, with Erasmus+ in Techniczne Zakłady NaukoweDąbrowa Górnicza, Poland, for 2 weeks from the 12th of February 2018. Find out more and apply.

Entry Requirements

  • CAO points not required.
  • All applicants will be required to attend an interview. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the minimum entry requirements set out here, and satisfactory presentation at interview.
  • For entry to Level 6 a full QQI Level 5 Award in a complementary area is required.


Work Experience

Work experience is an integral part of this course. The dates and duration will be specified by the College.


Use your full QQI level 5 and level 6 awards to progress to year one or year two of Multimedia degrees in CIT and similar degrees across Ireland. For more links and detailed information on how to use your Mallow College qualification go to

A full QQI award achieves a maximum of 390 points for CAO.


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