Course Description

Journalism, Digital Media and Public Relations

Dunboyne College of Further Education

This one-year course in journalism, Digital Media and Public Relations teaches students the skills to be a modern journalist or public relations professional. Students will learn how to work across various types of media, while still incorporating the main theoretical concepts of journalism.
Students will appreciate how digital technology and the use of multiple platforms to deliver news stories are being used to engage a wide and varied public audience.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Writing Skills for Journalism
• Research Skills for Journalism
• Technical Skills for Journalism
• Public Relations
• Radio Programme Production
• Media Analysis
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Digital Marketing
• Image Processing
• Word Processing
• Safety and Health at Work
• Creative Writing
• Criminology

• Level 5 Journalism 5M2464

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Course Code 5M2464
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Business
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Delivery mode Classroom based
Course Start Date 17th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration One Year
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path The journalism award will allow graduates to access the Level 8 degree in Journalism at DCU, TUD, University of Limerick and NUI Galway. Students can also access many other degrees at universities and technological universities or private colleges throughout the country such as Media Studies at Maynooth University and Multimedia at DCU. Graduates may also access other degrees at TUD Blanchardstown, Tallaght and City Campus, South East Technological University, Carlow, IADT and many more. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: DCU: DC132 Journalism (Level 8, 3 Years) TUD – City Campus: TU985 Journalism (Level 8, 4 Years) Maynooth University: MH109 Media Studies (Level 8, 3 Years) DCU: DC133 Multimedia (Level 8, 3 Years) NUIG: GY119 Journalism (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC131 Communications Studies (Level 8, 3 Years) DCU: DC291 Arts (Joint Honours) Media Studies (Level 8, 3-4 Years) UL: LM039 Journalism and Digital Communications (Level 8, 4 Years) DKIT: DK712 Digital Marketing and Public Relations (Level 7, 3 Years)
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

01 8015968
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

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