BA in Journalism Validation HETAC Framework Level Level 7 Degree CAO Code GC 465 Requirements 5 OD3s to include a language Duration 3 years Full-time Apply Through the CAO or directly online
This three year full-time degree programme concentrates on expanding the student's knowledge and skills in the thriving world of journalism. Media based training, both practical and academic, is central to the programme as we prepare students for a career in media. Students learn to work in real journalistic situations - in print and broadcasting - over the course of the six semesters.
NUJ recognition of the programme entitles students to a student NUJ Card for each year of the programme. Students learn a range of media production and academic skills, which allows integration of investigative and practical skills. Print and broadcast media production is catered for, alongside learning about the society that students write about or comment upon.
Year 1 - Foundation Year 2 - Development Year 3 - Consolidation & Specialisation History of the Media Advanced Photography History of Art and Photography Intro to Online Journalism and Digital Media Contemporary Politics Investigative Journalism Introduction to Photography Journalism II Media Studies Introduction to Radio Media Law & Ethics Media Marketing Journalism I Newspaper & Magazine Production Report & Feature Writing Social Studies Radio Journalism Research Methods Writing for Arts & Culture Understanding Narratives Video Production Writing & Presentation Skills Shorthand* [Elective] Media Production Writing & Presentation Skills 2* [Elective] Layout & Graphic Design* [Elective] Photo Journalism* [Elective] * Elective choice may be affected by level of demand, student profile and timetables.
Learner protection for all HETAC programmes is provided in accordance with Section 43 of the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999
Programme modules and content are subject to ongoing quality assurance reviews and evolve to reflect educational industry developments
By exploring the diversity of the journalistic and communications environment, your career opportunities are far-reaching. The significant growth in the area of media based communications now presents improved employment prospects in what was previously considered a ‘closed shop'. As such, graduates can pursue a career in newspapers, periodicals, journals or magazines, or as part of a company as its Press/Information Officer. The proliferation of local and national radio in Ireland, as well as the growth in television, means that there are also openings in this area, particularly within radio and television presenting, producing or researching.
Further study is an option for students who successfully complete this course; the logical progression is to take the final year of the BA (Hons) in Journalism and Visual Media.
Fill out the application form here.
Send a copy of your degree, CV and a copy of your photo ID by email .
Our Admissions Team will endeavour to contact you within 10 working days if you are successful in gaining a place.
Proceed to register to the course & cover your fees online or by bank draft
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- Full-time Applicants under 23 years of age should apply through CAO.
- Mature applicants for full-time or part-time and applicants under 23 years of age for part-time courses should apply directly to Griffith College.
- International applicants should also apply directly.
- For further information on the correct application procedure for you, please contact the Admissions Office for more details.
- Postgraduate applicants may apply directly to Griffith College before 31st August each year. Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their undergraduate degree final results for entry. Griffith College welcomes applications from those who do not meet the academic requirements but who have extensive industry experience. For such applications, an additional interview will be required. Contact the Admissions Office for more details.