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BA in Communications

BA in Communications


Take the first steps to a career as a working media professional

 This hands-on course builds the knowledge and skills needed today in the changing and dynamic world of media, whether is working online, in radio, TV or photojournalism, giving you the practical, real-world experience needed to succeed.

Why Study Communications at Griffith College?

The BA in Communications is a three-year full-time programme which aims to give learners an introduction to communications platforms including photography, radio, journalism, and TV. The course involves both practical and academic projects and gives students the chance to work in real journalistic situations over the course of six semesters. Graduates of this programme can also progress onto the final year of the BA (Hons) in Communications and Media Production to obtain a Level 8 qualification. In this course, students will:

  • Develop writing, radio, video and photography skills, and explore reporting, feature writing and investigative journalism, through work with the college newspaper, magazine and radio station, while filming and editing your own short video pieces.
  • Gain an understanding of essential journalism skills, media history and social structures.
  • Write, edit and design their own publications;
  • Build a portfolio of work to show future employers.
  • Influence their career path with specialisation in two elective choices.
  • Have access to state-of-the-art facilities on campus including radio station, photography studio and film and TV studio;
  • Be able to access a National Union of Journalists press pass.

Intake Dates

Our next intake for this course will be:

  • September 2021* 

*subject to sufficient numbers

Are you applying through the CAO?

Read our CAO Guide for everything you need to know about applying through the CAO!

What our students say

Lorraine Glancy

I initially chose to do journalism because I've always had an interest in reading & writing and a desire to learn more about anything and everything going on in the world. However, this course goes so much further than reading and writing. I gained so much confidence in myself both personally and professionally through being put in the deep end of practical work, such as: going live on radio, creating my own radio documentary, creating my own short films and interviewing people for articles and features, etc. My time in Griffith College has made me feel I have gained plenty of knowledge about how a real-life job in journalism works. I also appreciate how broad this course is, as it made me realise how much I love radio and TV, two things I never thought that I would have the confidence to do before!

Ciara Ryan
BA in Journalism
Lorraine Glancy

Griffith College was a great experience, with lecturers assisting students on both a one-to-one basis and in small peer groups. I found Griffith helped with my level of professionalism, drive and general awareness of current affairs, photography, videography and reporting skills. The lecturers were very experienced in their relevant fields and very resourceful and approachable if students were stuck or had a problem. It was also a great degree if you are interested in working in the Communications sector as it's a very hands-on course.

Amy O'Regan
BA in Journalism

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