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DL 837 - BA (Hons) in New Media Studies

Course Type: CAO and Third Level
Institute Name: Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design + Technology
Fee: on request
Duration: 4 Years
Course Locations: County Dublin

Course Details

If you like to make films, documentaries, tell stories or write blogs, this course is for you. It is one third theory, one third practice and one third context. It explores the development of media and its evolution into the digital era.  It also examines ways to both create and better understand visual and written communication and content in a digital culture. In Year 3, students have a 20-week work placement and get the opportunity to work in the media industry or study abroad as an Erasmus student.


What will I do?

Make short videos and documentaries for TV and social media.

Develop your skills in blogging, e-journalism and script-writing, and work in radio and TV studios developing your production skills.

Gain an understanding of the history of the development of media and its evolution into the digital era.

Develop production skills for digital and traditional media.

Develop skills in writing, blogging, news writing press release and skills in visual storytelling for YouTube, social networks, podcasts, television and radio.

Acquire the skills to develop and manage a social media portfolio for cultural organisations, political groups, festival, etc.

Develop your media production skills by working in the National Film School in the film and radio studios.


What modules will I study?

Year 1

Introduction to Media Studies | Introduction to Critical Theory | Media Production I | Digital Storytelling: Cinema + Cultural Studies | Media Law | Reality TV.

Year 2

Documentary + Film | Global Media Industries | Media Production | News Writing | Multiple Media Platforms | Gaming + the Media | Popular Cultures | The Music Industry.

Year 3

Research Methods | Contemporary Cinema | Media Technology | Design Thinking | Television Drama | Work, Employment + Society.

Year 4

Media + Cultural Identity | Social Media Theory | Technology + Culture | Media Production | Media Analysis + Critique | Digital PR | Media Law | Censorship + Control.


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