Course Description

Higher National Diploma in Journalism

A practical journalism course that prepares you to work across all platforms: print, broadcast journalism, online journalism, mobile journalism and social media. First years get to work in our simulated digital newsroom and our hi-tech radio and television studios.Using the latest software, you will produce the college newspaper which has won a series of SMEDIA awards over the past ten years.

The emphasis is on practical work with work placements in both years. Second years compete to do a fully-funded work placement in Finland. Graduates from this course work as sports journalists, reporters, radio presenters, TV producers, editors of newspapers and magazines and more recently in digital marketing positions that require a grounding in multimedia journalism with advanced social media skills.

CollegeBallyfermot College of Further Education
Course LocationBallyfermot, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 10
Course CategoryHumanities & Social Sciences
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationHigher Diploma
Course Duration2 years
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsLeaving Certificate/LCVP with a minimum of two H5/O1 and three O6/H7 grades or equivalent or QQI level 5 award with a merit profile or BTEC National Diploma with a merit profile. Suitable Level 5 or equivalent courses include: MND Diploma in Media & Broadcasting MJC Print, Journalism & Radio IPC Broadcast Presentation Skills The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+) Applicants must present a portfolio of published/unpublished written work at interview and demonstrate an interest in and aptitude for journalism. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+).
Phone1 6269421
Course CodeMJH
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Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Ballyfermot Road
Ballyfermot, Dublin
Republic of Ireland
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