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Print Journalism

Course Code(s):  5M2464
QQI Award Code:  5M2464 Journalism
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Galway Community College

Galway Community College
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course offers students with a talent for writing the possibility of advancing their communication, craft and technological skills to pursue a career in journalism.

What will you Study?

Communications 5N0690
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Media Analysis 5N1298
Political Studies 5N1837
Radio Programme Production 5N1379
Research Skills for Journalism 5N2443
Technical Skills for Journalism 5N2463
Work Experience 5N1356
Writing Skills for Journalism 5N2435
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.

Progression to CAO Courses

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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EPJXX 5M2464

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