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Degree - Honours Bachelor

Communications Studies

Dublin City University - DCU
Dublin City University - DCU
Course Code
DC131
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
3 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r1
400
Points Change
-3

Course Summary

Communications  DC131
Communications DC131
School of Communications DC131
School of Communications DC131
School of Communications DC133
School of Communications DC133

This BA in Communication Studies encourages students to explore the world of communications while also learning the basics of media production.

The theory and practice of contemporary communication are studied in Foundation and Core courses which help students develop a critical awareness of developments in the areas of communication, media and cultural studies. 

Production modules ensure the development of practical skills in the fields of audio video, imaging and presentation. 

Course Details

College Link > DC131 - Communications Studies

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Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2019 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
EPAAX Performing Arts Administration
EMPXX Media Production
5M0528 Media Production
5M15960 Media Production
5M18518 Media Production
5M18519 Film and Television Production
EPXXX 5M2094 Photography
EMMPX 5M2146 Multimedia Production
EMEXX 5M2149 Sound Production
EPJXX 5M2464 Journalism
ERPXX 5M4511 Radio Production
5M5048 Creative Media
ETFPX 5M5158 Film and Television Production

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Linguistic

The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

Creative

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

Social

The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Career Progression

Throughout the course production modules help students to hone their practical skills in audio, video, imaging and communication/presentation skills.

Graduates find Careers in the fields of Event Management, Market Research, Media Production, Public relations, Advertising, PR and Arts Administration.

Further Research

Qualifax
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