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Journalism, BA

Griffith College, Ireland

Griffith College

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BAFull-time3 yearsSeptemberEU 5600 per yearEUR 9000 per year

About Journalism, BA - at Griffith College

This three year full-time course is designed to focus the student's training on opportunities available in media based employment. The course concentrates on expanding the student's knowledge and skills so that on completion of the course graduates may be in a position to secure media based employment.
Media based training, both practical and academic, is at the core of this programme. Students learn to work in real journalistic situations - in print and broadcasting - over the course of six semesters.  NUJ recognition of the programme entitles students to a one year NUJ Card.

Course Content

Year 1

  • Writing & Public Presentation Skills

  • Social Studies

  • Print Journalism I (Project I)

  • Photography

  • History of the Media

  • English Literature I

  • Productivity Software

  • Introduction to Radio



Year 2

  • Contemporary Politics

  • Shorthand

  • Media Law & Ethics

  • Freelance & Feature Writing

  • English Literature II

  • Print Journalism II (Project II)

  • Elective Choice I

  • Elective Choice II



Year 3
     
  • Media Research & Cultural Studies

  • Media Studies

  • Reporting & Newsday (Project III)

  • Business Journalism

  • Freelance & Feature Writing II

  • Marketing Media

  • Elective Choice III

  • Elective Choice IV



Progression

Further study is another option for students who successfully complete this course.  A logical progression would be to the BA (Hons) in Journalism and Visual Media.

Careers

As this course focuses on exploring the diversity of the journalistic environment, the careers opportunities it may lead to are broad and far-reaching. The significant growth in the area of media communications in general, means that employment prospects are now promising in what was previously considered a 'closed shop'. On successful completion of this course students may pursue a career in writing for 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 means that there are  openings in this area for suitably qualified personnel either within radio presenting or research.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to pursue a bachelor degree with Griffith College need to have completed high school and obtained grades equivalent to two A levels at Grade "C" and four GCSE's which must include English and Maths. Students must also demonstrate that their language proficiency is suitable for such a programme if coming from a country where English is not the first language.

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