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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 

Creative Media Production (Journalism) - HND


Course Code:  MJH
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Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course will equip the student with a wide range of skills necessary for a career in journalism today. The emphasis is on practical work with work placements in both years.

Final year students are given an opportunity to do a fully-funded work placement with the Helsinki Times in Finland. Using the most up-to-date technology, InDesign and Adobe Photoshop, the students produce the college magazine/newspaper which has won a series of SMEDIA awards over the past ten years.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Contextual Studies for Creative Media Production
Practical Skills (Journalism)
Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines
Radio Journalism
Convergent Journalism
Writing for Specialist Publications (Sports, Lifestyle, Current Affairs or Entertainment)
Page Design and Layout
Newspaper Project
Law
Politics
Research Techniques
Interview and Presentation Techniques
Journalism Studies
Career Development
Internet Marketing
Contextual Studies
Special Subject Investigation

 

Important: 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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