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Rathmines College of Further Education

Rathmines College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2464
QQI Award Code 5M2464 Journalism
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

To equip students with a working knowledge of the world of Journalism and Public Relations.

What will you Study?

Media Analysis 5N1298
Research Skills for Journalism 5N2443
Technical Skills for Journalism 5N2463
Writing Skills for Journalism 5N2435
Radio Programme Production 5N1379
Public Relations 5N1405
Word Processing 5N1358
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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Progression to CAO Courses

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EPJXX 5M2464

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Advertising / PR manager   Advertising Account Manager  
Product Marketing Manager   Events and Promotions Manager  
Media Buyer   Media Sales Executive  
Public Relations Officer / Press Officer   Advertising Media Buyer  
Marketing Adviser   Brand Manager - Marketing  
Advertising Media Planner   Advertising Media Salesperson  
Marketing Executive   Direct Marketing Manager  
Advertising Art Director   Digital Marketing Executive  
PR / Public Affairs Consultant / Lobbyist   Market Research Executive  
Advertising Copywriter   Public Relations Account Executive  
Marketing / Communications Manager   Corporate Affairs and Communications Manager  
Social Media Specialist   Creative Director  
Multimedia Producer   Web / Scrum Master  
Multimedia Project Manager   Multimedia Writer  
First Assistant Director - TV/Film   Director - TV/Film  
Screenwriter   Fashion Stylist  
Newspaper - Magazine Editor   Desktop Publisher  
Cinema Manager   Broadcasting Production Assistant  
Journalist - Radio / Television   Journalist / Reporter  
Literary agent   Television / Radio Presenter  
Editor - Publishing   Copy Editor  
Proofreader   Technical Writer  
Writer   Broadcasting - Presenter  
Translator   Interpreter  
Lexicographer    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Media & Publishing
Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
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