- Writing for Journalism
- Photographic Techniques
- Radio Programme Production
- Research Skills for Journalism
- Media Analysis
- Technical Skills for Journalism
- Work Experience
- Desktop Publishing
- Image Processing
- Advertising Agencies
- Public Relations
- Visual Editing
- Communications Technology
This course offers the best of both worlds in one complete package; journalism AND photography, optimising both employment and third level opportunities for our students. Today’s workplace requires a broad range of skills; the ability to create fresh social media content, photographic and visual skills, the ability to write ‘ready to read’ stories, the ability to be creative, research content etc. This course is designed to equip students with all the communication skills necessary to compete in the online world and the jobs market, building a strong following around one’s written, photographic or podcast work.This course is the ideal foundation for a broad range of third level courses in the humanities, english, visual arts, media, law and business. It also gives students an employment ready portfolio for job interviews in media, photography, research, publishing, writing and online production.
Minimum Entry Requirements
- Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent.
- Successful completion of interview.
- QQI Level 5 – Journalism (5M2464)
Costs of approximately €80 will be required over the course of the academic year.
Work experience placement is an integral part of this course. Students must obtain one day per week work experience for the academic year. The day will be specified by the College. Students have access to an on-campus sound recording studio and radio production facility as part of their training programme.
The full QQI Level 5 Certificate facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of third level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from the relevant institutions. Successful completion of this course will facilitate progression to related courses at Ballyfermot College of Further Education and will also facilitate entry to Level 6 and 7 courses in related areas.
- Specific progression links are available with WIT and IT Carlow for this course (see page 47 of brochure).
N.B. Due to ongoing developments in QQI awards, names and content are subject to change.