Course Code: MJC
Duration: 1 Year
This Certificate in Media Production – Journalism and Radio Broadcasting course aims to provide students with a foundation in a wide range of practical technical skills which are needed to work in both journalism and broadcast media.
Throughout the year students are involved in practical media projects such as radio programme recording, editing, presentation and production and journalistic writing and publication. In addition, there is a one day a week practical media-industry work placement.
These projects and placements are aimed at developing your media skills and knowledge for direct employment in the media industries or for progression onto media diploma courses in BCFE or directly to level 7 and 8 media degree courses.
Five O6/H7 in Leaving Certificate/LCVP including English or a merit in Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI Level 4 Certificate. Applicants should show an interest in and aptitude for journalism at the interview. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+).
Certification will be at level 5 on the QQI Common Awards System.
Graduates may progress to courses in Higher Education Institutions on a competitive basis through the new QQI Common Awards System (CAS). For information on the scheme see Higher Education Links Scheme.
Graduates with a merit profile may apply for entry to BTEC Higher National Diploma Courses in BCFE. Suitable courses include:
Graduates are eligible to apply to a range of Higher Certificate and Degree programme in Media and Communications in the Universities and Institutes of Technology.