First year of this course provides participants with the skills, knowledge and confidence essential to pursue a career in Journalism, encompassing the use of digital and social media.
Students study all aspects of the industry and learn about the theory and practice involved in being a journalist. They are also encouraged to submit articles to newspapers, magazines and websites from early in the year.
The Advanced Certificate (level 6) is designed to build on the skills and knowledge acquired in the Level 5 course. During Year 2 participants work to produce a news blog and features blog. They will also take charge of broadcasting news from the DFEi’s own radio station “The Wave” on 107.8fm.
This course has a strong progression record, with 100 per cent of applicants gaining entry to second year of the DIT Degree in Journalism in 2013.
Leaving Certificate Applied
Relevant QQI (FETAC) Level 4 Award
Main Areas of Study (Year 1)
Legal Practice and Procedures
Research Skills for Journalism
Technical Skills for Journalism
Writing Skills for Journalism
Entry Requirements (Year 2)
QQI Level 5 Award Journalism (5M2464) or equivalent
Applications are welcome from mature learners who have significant previous experience in Journalism
Main Areas of Study (Year 2)
Editing Practice and Techniques
Media Ethics and Legal Framework
Media Industry Awareness
News Writing for Print
Radio News Broadcasting
Journalistic Research Techniques
Personal and Professional Development
Year 1: QQI Level 5 Award Journalism (5M2464)
Year 2: QQI Level 6 Award Media Production (6M5130)
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