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Galway Community College

Galway Community College

Print Journalism


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

 
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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 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.

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: 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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Progression Routes

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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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