Course Description

Journalism (JOURN - 5M2464)



With technology playing an ever-greater role in journalism and the wider media industry, this course aims to provide students with the practical knowledge to aid their progression to higher education while instilling core communications skills to enhance their employment prospects in journalistic and broader fields.

Successful completion of this course opens up a range of alternative course options as outlined opposite. This is a sample of the possible courses that can be accessed.

Particular emphasis is placed on the traditional qualities of writing, research, initiative and attention to detail. Students are also given instruction on the use of industry-standard software such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, Audition and Dreamweaver.

Entry Requirements
Open to those who have completed the Leaving Certificate or its equivalent. Entry is also open to students with good written English and a keen interest in journalism. Mature applicants are welcome. Evidence of writing ability will strongly aid your application.

Progression
Students who successfully complete this course can proceed via the Higher Education Links Scheme to the Journalism programmes at DCU (DC132) and Dublin Institute of Technology (DT582). Successful completion can also open a path to a broader range of degree programmes such as:

Communications DCU (DC131)
European Studies NUI Maynooth (MH108)
Philosophy, Politics and Economics NUI Maynooth (MH120)
Law and Society (BCL) – DCU (DC232)
Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours) – UCD (DN500)
Film and Broadcasting (DIT 504)
Creative Digital Media – IT Tallaght or IT Blanchardstown (TA022/BN021)
English, Media and Cultural Studies – IADT (DL821)
For full information on progression through the Higher Education Links Scheme please go to www.qqi.ie and contact the individual universities and colleges.

Course content:
News Writing
Feature Writing
Online Journalism
Subediting
Newspaper Layout and Design
Public Relations
Radio and Sound Production
TV and Video Production
Media Analysis
Communications
Work Experience

Training ProviderStillorgan College of Further Education
Course LocationDublin, Ireland
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course CategoryJournalism, Humanities & Social Sciences
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Course FeePOA
Course Duration1 year full time
Entry RequirementsOpen to those who have completed the Leaving Certificate or its equivalent. Entry is also open to students with good written English and a keen interest in journalism. Mature applicants are welcome. Evidence of writing ability will strongly aid your application.
Phone01 288 0704
Course CodeJOURN - 5M2464
For information about Stillorgan College of Further Education, please visit our Training Provider page on Whichcollege.ie by clicking here.

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Stillorgan College of Further Education



01 2832207
Old Dublin Road, Stillorgan, Stillorgan, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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