This course is designed to develop practical journalistic and media skills, fluency and accuracy in Irish, and an understanding of Irish media.
The course is delivered by Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge and The School of Communications
During the course students will develop skills in three areas: Practical journalistic and media skills, Knowledge and understanding of bilingual and Irish-language media, Fluency and accuracy in Irish
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This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
A three month work placement in a communications/media role in either a public or a private organisation with the opportunity of an internship in RTE.
Graduates enter careers in Radio, Television Print and On-Line Media Business PR, Arts and Heritage, in the areas of Bilingual and Irish-language Media, Gaeltacht Enterprise in Public and private sector.