BA in Photographic Media
The best experience for me in Griffith College has been the encouragement shown to me by the photography lecturers to pursue my individual style. It was the approachability and one on one support of the lecturers that gave me the confidence to continue with this direction and develop my work.
I feel that the combination of simple rewards or endorsements along the way have been hugely beneficial to me.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at GCD and got an immense amount from my time here.
Diploma in Photography
This course has given me a new direction and has allowed me to turn a lifelong passion in simply taking pictures to learning how to create brilliant shots and show them to a mass audience with pride and to be able to stand behind them. The technical skills I have learned here have been fantastic and will stand to me no matter what area of Photography I find myself working in.
Higher Diploma in Journalism and Media
This course is giving me the chance to apply the knowledge I acquired in my previous studies in a very creative and practical way. The lecturers are experienced reporters and producers, and are keen to transmit to students the ethical core of journalism. Through independent research and inventiveness, I can prove and raise my potential in varying media fields. It is a stimulating course that pushes my limits and gives me the opportunity to try things I wouldn't try otherwise.
Editor, Licensing World
In Griffith College Dublin working professionals teach you how to be a journalist. The College's cross-section of highly respected reporters, columnists and broadcasters are all willing to share their experiences and knowledge in a way that never fails to impress, inspire and amuse. Journalism is a tough but rewarding profession. GCD is an open and friendly College with a Journalism and Media Faculty that encourages and successfully prepares students for the modern workplace.
BA (Hons) in Journalism and Visual Media
Reporter on Moncrieff on Newstalk 106 FM
My time in Griffith College was an enjoyable one, where I still have many fond memories. I completed the BA in Journalism and then move on to the BA (Hons) in Journalism and Visual Media. I had an interest in radio and was immediately drawn to the broadcasting module.
The studio equipment and teaching were excellent. I received valuable one to one attention from well-qualified lecturers who all came from a radio background. The course gave me the confidence and drive I needed to get a job in the field of my choice. The College radio station gave me self-esteem and the belief that I could make it in a very competitive business.
At the moment I am a reporter on the popular magazine style afternoon show called Moncrieff presented by Sean Moncrieff on Newstalk 106FM.
BA (Hons) Journalism & Visual Media
I entered the BA (Hons) in Journalism and Visual Media at GCD in September 2003 after completing a two-year Journalism and Media Studies (BTEC) Higher National Diploma in Rathmines College of Further Education.
I choose GCD over other colleges and universities that I received offers from because the college gave me an exemption from first year based on my previous studies. From the outset I was extremely impressed by the lecturing staff who had a great deal of knowledge and experience in the media industry including distinguished Irish journalist and broadcaster Vincent Browne who was responsible for the Media Law module in second year.
The main highlight of second year for me was the Griff FM college radio station that is run by the journalism students for two weeks each year. I co-produced and was involved in the presenting of a daily lunch-time show called Small Talk with a team of about 10 fellow students. The show gave us a chance to use the skills that we had learned and put them into practice. Small Talk was then nominated for an Smedia award.
In third year, another opportunity for gaining practical experience arose in the shape of a student publication named The Circular which was a part of the optional Editing module. I took on the role of subeditor and reporter and covered a number of stories including current affairs and music. The publication gained exposure in the Sunday Independent and on www.indymedia.ie - which gave the team great satisfaction.
The GCD hands-on approach to studying has given me great experience of the media industry and some fond memories.