BA (Hons) in Communications and Media Production

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Communications is a fast-paced and, in today’s technology-driven environment, a growth industry offering a wide variety of job roles. Griffith’s BA (Hons) in Communications and Media Production is a three-year full-time programme that aims to provide students with a grounding in a variety of communications platforms including social and digital media, photography, radio, investigative journalism, television and video. The course is largely project based and the introduction of specialist streams in years 2 and 3 allows students to influence the path their studies will take them on according to their interests. On this course students:

  • They will develop practical skills through work in traditional media (newspapers, television and radio) and new media (digital, social media and mobile journalism).
  • You will gain a solid understanding of media theory, communication and media production.
  • They will contribute to the university newspaper, radio station and digital portal.
  • You will build a portfolio of work and gain knowledge of the latest technologies.
  • They will influence your career path with specialization in four elective options.
  • They will have access to state-of-the-art facilities on campus, including the radio station, photography studio, and film and television studio.
  • They will have access to a press pass from the National Union of Journalists.

Graduates of the programme will also have the option to progress onto any of Griffith’s specialist media masters programmes.

Program structure

  • Communications History
  • Online digital production and social networks
  • Photo 1
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Journalism
  • Radio production 1
  • Thinking, writing and presenting
  • Understanding society
  • Video Production 1
  • Writing for the media
  • Media Business
  • Contemporary Politics
  • Search Methods
  • Video Production 2
  • History of art and photography
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Media writing and editing
  • Radio Production 2
  • Photo 2
  • Visual communication
  • Web design
  • Contemporary Politics 2
  • Dissertation
  • Media research and cultural studies
  • Sociology of the media
  • Conflict notification
  • Investigative Journalism 2
  • Journalism in the Irish language / An Iriseoireacht sa Ghaeilge
  • Online media production
  • Radio 3 Production
  • Shorthand
  • Sports Journalism
  • Commercial photography
  • Media Exposure
  • Creative Writing 1
  • Creative Writing 2
  • Film Studios
  • Public Relations
  • Video Production 3
  • Writing for game

Career oportunities

Through the BA (Hons) in Journalism and Visual Media, you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong portfolio and covered a wide range of media. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates, which include:

  • Video Production
  • Photography
  • Web design
  • Graphic Production
  • Online Campaign Manager
  • Researcher and Journalist
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Broadcast journalist
  • Technical Writer
  • Advertising Account Manager

Admission requirements

  • Applicants will require a baccalaureate degree officially translated into English.
  • In the case of international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, a degree officially translated into English will be required.
  • If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate that your level of English is of an appropriate standard, i.e. a minimum of 6.0 IELTS or equivalent.

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