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Journalism for the Digital Age Level 5 and 6

Course Type: PLC and Further Education
Institute Name: Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Fee: -
Duration: 1 or 2 years
Course Locations: County Dublin

Course Details

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.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate/LCVP
Leaving Certificate Applied
Relevant QQI (FETAC) Level 4 Award
Mature Applicants

Main Areas of Study (Year 1)

Desktop Publishing
Legal Practice and Procedures
Media Analysis
Digital Marketing
Research Skills for Journalism
Technical Skills for Journalism
Writing Skills for Journalism
Work Experience

Entry Requirements (Year 2)

QQI Level 5 Award Journalism (5M2464) or equivalent
Degree Graduates
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
Feature Writing
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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