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Journalism with Digital Media

Journalism with Digital Media

Course No 414


One year full-time course


QQI Level 5 Award (Course code: 5M2464)

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate standard including Leaving Certificate Applied. All applicants will be interviewed.

Work Placement

One day per week for 10 weeks will be spent in suitable place of employment. Students will undertake assignments relevant to newspaper, magazines and other publications. Students produce the college newsletter.

Course Aims

This course is designed for those who wish to pursue careers across a range of media platforms in the business world.  It integrates journalism and its core skills with social media, marketing, desktop publishing and public relations.  The aim is to provide the wide variety of skills needed to work in creative media, including websites, blogsites, social media and print.

Course Content Overview (or Year One)

Research Skills for Journalism

Digital Photographic Production

Technical Skills for Journalism

Digital Marketing

Writing Skills for Journalism


Desk Top Publishing

Work Experience

Media Analysis

Public Relations


Future Prospects

Having secured experience and skills in journalism, students may wish to use this as a foundation for entry into further studies, including degrees. Other students may also seek direct employment in the area of journalism, communications and public relations. 


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