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Broadcast Journalism & Media Studies

Course Code(s):  5M2464 BJMS
QQI Award Code:  5M2464 Journalism
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Limerick College of Further Education

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Course overview

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

Course Description

This 1 year full time programme provides an introduction to all aspects of radio broadcasting and journalism. The broadcasting industry is an exciting one, attracting people who are confident communicators with an interest in pursuing a career that is both varied and interesting.

The College has made a significant investment in equipping a state-of-the art recording studio, resulting in a particularly well-resourced programme.

What will you Study?

Writing Skills for Journalism 5N2435
Research Skills for Journalism 5N2443
Technical Skills for Journalism 5N2463
Word Processing 5N1358
Communications 5N0690
Legal Practice and Procedures 5N1394
Business Law 5N2091
Image Processing 5N1292/Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Work Experience 5N1356
Media Analysis 5N1298
Radio Programme Production 5N1379
Political Studies 5N1837
Event Production 5N1374
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Progression to CAO Courses

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