Course Code: MJH
Duration: 2 Years
A practical journalism course that prepares students to work across all platforms: social, mobile, broadcast, online and print journalism. The aim of the course is to produce digital content creators who can demonstrate essential skills and use new technologies for the fast-moving 21st century media workplace.
The emphasis is on practical work with work placements in both years. Graduates from this course work as digital content creators, sports journalists, reporters, radio presenters, podcasters, TV producers, editors of newspapers and magazines, copywriters and more recently in content and digital marketing positions that require a grounding in multimedia journalism with advanced social media skills.
Leaving Certificate/LCVP with a minimum of two H5/O1 and three O6/H7 grades or equivalent or QQI level 5 award with a merit profile or BTEC National Diploma with a merit profile. Suitable Level 5 or equivalent courses include:
The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+) Applicants must present a portfolio of published/unpublished written work at interview and demonstrate an interest in and aptitude for journalism. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+).
HND in Creative Media Production (Journalism)
The Higher National Diploma is a BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) qualification awarded by the UK awarding body Pearson. A Higher National Diploma is recognised by the QQI as being comparable to the Higher Certificate at NFQ Level 6.
Graduates who achieve a merit/distinction profile may apply for the BA (Hons) Degree in Media Production Management at BCFE. This is a one-year top-up degree accredited by DCU.
Graduates who achieve a merit/distinction profile may apply for advanced entry into the 2nd year of the BA in Journalism at Griffith College Dublin, Dublin Business School and Independent Colleges Dublin.
Graduates may gain exemptions from one or two years of degree courses in the UK.