Course Description

BA Degree in Communications

Griffith College Dublin (GCD)

The BA in Communications is a three-year full-time programme which aims to give learners an introduction to communications platforms including photography, radio, journalism, and TV. The course involves both practical and academic projects and gives students the chance to work in real journalistic situations over the course of six semesters. Graduates of this programme can also progress onto the final year of the BA (Hons) in Communications and Media Production to obtain a Level 8 qualification. In this course, students will:

  • Develop writing, radio, video and photography skills, and explore reporting, feature writing and investigative journalism, through work with the college newspaper, magazine and radio station, while filming and editing your own short video pieces.
  • Gain an understanding of essential journalism skills, media history and social structures.
  • Write, edit and design their own publications;
  • Build a portfolio of work to show future employers.
  • Influence their career path with specialisation in two elective choices.
  • Have access to state-of-the-art facilities on campus including radio station, photography studio and film and TV studio;
  • Be able to access a National Union of Journalists press pass.

Course Code GC465
College Name Griffith College Dublin (GCD)
Course Category Humanities & Social Sciences, Journalism
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Ordinary Bachelor Degree
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 8
Course Fee €6500
Course Duration 3 years
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Ordinary Bachelor Degree
Entry Requirements CAO students: 5 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language) and maths. If you are 23 years of age on or before the 1st January of the year you want to enter, you may apply as a mature student. Mature and part-time applicants must apply directly. Mature students will be asked for a copy of their passport. Part-time applicants that are under 23 years on 1st January will be asked for a copy of their passport, Leaving Certificate results / FETAC qualifications or equivalent and must meet the minimum entry requirements for the programme.
Career Path Graduates of this course have the option to continue their studies at Griffith College. If you graduate from this programme you are eligible to enter the final year of the BA (Hons) in Communications & Media Production.
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