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Arts - Léann na Cumarsáide

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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Léann na Cumarsáide is a new subject option offered over three years on the main campus in Galway city. The study of media and communications entirely through Irish will help you develop as a critical and creative thinker capable of analysing a broad range of issues. In addition to that, if you choose Léann na Cumarsáide you will enjoy its balanced mix of academic study and practical, hands-on learning in journalism, television and radio production, broadcasting and multimedia.

A key element of this robust programme is to develop the critical and analytic skills needed to become a ’reflective practitioner’ in the media, able to parse and examine from an objective standpoint the conflicting voices and demands journalists face in their everyday work, and sift the spin from the substance. Graduates will be skilled storytellers who will be equally at home telling stories with pictures, in soundscapes or with words. They will also have strong television presentation skills, and an ability to express themselves with confidence and persuasion.

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Number of Reserved Places:  30 places

PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
EPATP 5M5163 Theatre Performance
EPJXX 5M2464 Journalism
EASSX 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
DCHSX 5M4468 Community Health Services
ELAXX 5M3114 General Studies
DCHSC 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
DCXXX 6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
DCHCC 5M2786 Community Care
BLSXX 5M3789 Legal Studies
BIPXX 5M2067 Information Processing
BMXXX 5M2069 Marketing
BALBX 6M4985 Business
DTXXX 5M5011 Tourism with Business
6M0691 Software Development
EMMWD Multimedia and Web Development
BAXXX 6M5013 Administration
ECDEV 6M3674 Community Development
ECHSX 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
ELESX 5M2073 Language and European Studies
BITSX 6M5014 International Contact Centre Service
BBSXX 5M2102 Business Studies
BBSAX 5M2468 Business Administration

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When you graduate you will be a skilled communicator with experience in television and radio production, broadcasting and journalism, and you will be well-placed to gain prestigious, high-status employment in the highly-competitive media world. You will also have a recognised qualification in Irish, and will be able to teach Irish at second-level once you obtain a postgraduate qualification in teaching.

Your ability to speak fluent Irish will give you a considerable advantage in the highly competitive market, particularly in television and radio. There are many potential employers at home and abroad, including RTÉ, TG4, BBC, local radio stations, television production companies and public relations firms. A degree in media and Irish is also a strong foundation for a career in politics, business, management, and non-profit sector including NGOs and charity organisations, and the public service.

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