Communications and Media Production

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Do you have an interest in working in the media? If you have or want to develop your IT skills, delve into the world of journalism and build a career in the field then this could be the course for you. Take a look and find out.

What is Communications and Media Production?

This course covers an array of communications platforms including social and digital media, photography, radio, investigative journalism, TV and video.

What third level courses are available?

Universities and colleges in Ireland are offering courses in the following subject areas: 

  • Communication and Media Production – Griffith College Dublin


  • Film and Creative Media 
  • Media Studies
  • Creative Digital Media
  • Film and Creative Media
  • Marketing with Digital Media
  • Communications and Media Production

Studying Communications and Media Production in college

Communications and Media Production is a course offered by Griffith College Dublin. It is a full-time three year Level 8 course that will give students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in the media field. It is a course that is heavily based on projects and allows you to specialise in a particular area of your interest. 

Your first year of any undergraduate course will act as a foundation year. You will become familiar with the basic principles of both communications and media production. You will also become familiar with what is to come throughout your course and develop your skills and interest in different areas. 

There is a wide range of modules you will study in this course as any media course will cover a multitude. Examples of modules you will cover include Digital Online and SOcial Media Production, Photography, Understanding Society, Thinking, Writing, Presenting, Video Production, Communications History, Media Law and Ethics, Media Studies and Radio Production. 

You will also study areas from Writing for Media, Business of Media, Contemporary Politics, Media Reporting and Editing and Visual Communications to History of Art and Photography, Investigative Journalism, Web Design, Media Sociology, Conflict Reporting, Film Studies, Creative Writing and many more. 

In your second year, students choose to either continue their study in Stream A (journalistic media) or Stream B (visual media). You will also work on your dissertation in your final year students choose 3 electives suited to their stream to accompany their mandatory modules.

There may also be opportunities to gain experience working in the field but if that opportunity does not present itself, you will still be able to highlight the areas you’re strongest and most interested in through your studies. 

Career Options

Media and Communications is an area of very broad opportunities and career options. There are career opportunities in areas from film, TV, and animation, independent live action production and social media content creation to distribution, cinema exhibition and TV broadcasting. You could also go the route of investigative journalism, travel journalism and many more. 

There are also career opportunities in education and research as well as the option to continue your study at postgraduate level to specialise in a particular area of your interest. 

Skills and qualities that are important in this area include excellent communication skills, creativity, computer skills, confidence in your ability, organisation skills, time management skills, the ability to meet deadlines, work well under pressure, flexibility and the ability to work well and cooperate with others. 

Related Jobs

  • Journalist 
  • Writer
  • Sports broadcaster
  • News broadcaster
  • Radio
  • Television
  • PR and Marketing 


Different courses and different colleges will have different entry requirements. It’s always safest to check with the individual higher education institution which is available on their websites. As a general rule. Leaving Cert students should have a minimum of six subjects which should include: Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English. 

Specific courses may have their own requirements.Certain QQI courses may be accepted. 

The points needed to study this course in Griffith College Dublin last year was 254 points.

Where can I study?

For other courses in the area you would like to explore, you can do so here.

Did you know?

  • The world’s first commercial film screening took place in 1895 at the Grande Cafe in Paris.
  • The father of journalism is said to be Joseph Pulitzer
  • ‘The Gulf Between’ was the first film to be made in colour in 1917.


Aedín Dunne

Film and Creative Media
Creative Broadcast & Film Production


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