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Journalism - HND

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Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education

Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Journalism is designed for students who wish to gain employment in print, online or broadcast journalism and other areas of creative media production. While the main focus of the course is effective writing, other skills such as photo-journalism, page design and radio broadcasting will also be developed. Contemporary media issues will be explored throughout the course and students are facilitated in conducting independent research into modern media practice. Students are encouraged to build a portfolio as well as learning a range of skills to enable them to progress to further study or employment.

What will you Study?

This is a two year course awarding a Higher National Diploma from the UK and leading to a BA Hons. 

Graduates with a distinction average have a variety of higher education opportunities:

BA (Hons) Media Production Management, Ballyfermot CFE – one year programme

Direct progression into final year:

BA (Hons) Digital Media, University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons) Creative Arts, University of Cumbria

BA Journalism, Griffith College Dublin

Year 1:
Practical Skills
Research Techniques
Feature Writing
Photojournalism
News Journalism
Page Design and Layout
Radio Journalism
Special Subject Investigation
Politics for Journalists

Year 2:
Radio Documentary
Law for Journalists
Journalism Studies
Work Experience
Career Development
Contextual Studies
Magazine Project
Film Studies
Interview Techniques for Television
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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