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Change of Mind: Meet the Journalism & Media Team

Admissions Team Member, Roisin Roberts
Griffith College Journalism & Media Admissions team, Roisin
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Find out about Journalism & Media Communications at Griffith College

Learn more about the Journalism & Media Communications courses Griffith College offers

Your Journalism & Media Admissions Team

Name: Roisin

Contact Number: 01-4150431

Faculty: Journalism and Media 

Q. What courses are offered in your faculty?

Griffith’s Media faculty offers courses in Communications and Media (what people more traditionally think of as Journalism), Photography and Film and Television Production.

Q. How many points do I need in the Leaving Cert to gain access?

In 2018 the points required were:

  • BA (Hons) in Journalism and Visual Media – 193
  • BA in Journalism – 136
  • BA in Film and TV – AQA
  • BA in Photographic Media – AQA
  • Certificate in Photography - 127

Q. What are the facilities like?

At Griffith, we pride ourselves on our state-of-the-art media facilities. We have our own film studio on campus, broadcasting studios (one on-air and one off-air) along with industry standard cameras and green screen facilities (which of course all of our film students are taught how to use). We have four photographic studios, two dark rooms and one Mac room for editing and scanning. We also have a Print Finish Room, complete with two Epson Stylus Pro 4900’s. As well as that, we have a fully functioning radio studio and on-campus radio station for which we encourage students to practice their skills.

Q. Is there level 6, 7 or 8 entry?

For Photography we offer Level 6 and Level 7 entry, for Film it’s just Level 7 and for Journalism and Media we offer a Level 7 and Level 8.

Q. Can students’ progress from level 7 to level 8 on these courses?

Yes – students who successfully complete our Level 7 in Photography or Film and TV can progress onto year 3 of the BA (Hons) in Journalism and Visual Media.

Graduates of the Level 8 would then be eligible to progress onto one of our three Journalism and Media postgraduate qualifications.

Q. Can I study any of these courses part-time?

Photography is available part-time but Journalism and Film and TV only run on a full-time basis.

Q. What is the cost of these courses?Griffith College Admissions Team

Tuition fees vary from around €6,000 to about €7,500 depending on what course you’re doing, but for specific costs, you’re best off contacting me, Roisín, in admissions.

Q. Is Griffith College a University?

Griffith College is not a university but we are one of the largest private third level college in the country. The difference between Griffith and a university is that universities are public institutions which are granted authority to create their own awards. They are allowed to call themselves University by law and there are only eight in Ireland. Universities and Institutes of Technology receive funding from the government towards their running, whereas we don’t which is why students are required to pay tuition fees.

Q. Do you accept the SUSI grant?

Unfortunately, no. As a private institution, students attending Griffith College are not entitled to the SUSI grant. Students must pay tuition fees. We do offer a payment plan which allows student to pay for their fees monthly, and students are also entitled to claim up to 20% tax back on the tuition fees paid. You can find more information about this at the Revenue website.  

Contact me at 01-41 0431 for a chat about the Journalism & Media Communications courses we offer at Griffith College.