BA in Communications




3 Years Full-Time

Validated by





Dublin Main Campus

NFQ Level


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* 

*subject to sufficient numbers

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Course Codes

  • Dublin: GC465
  • Cork: GC265

What our students say

After completing my BA Journalism in Griffith College, I progressed into the BA Communications and Media Production course as I felt that this would help me to decide on what career path I would like to take. By doing this extra year, I was able to develop my skills further and this allowed me to also connect with more students in Griffith College too. This boost in confidence helped me to push past some of my fears, such as public speaking and it also helped me to realise that I really wanted to work in the area of environmental communications - an area which is growing in Ireland. I feel that I have Griffith College to thank for giving me the confidence and motivation to progress in my career path. 

Fódhla O’Connell Grennell
BA in Journalism

During my time studying Communications in Griffith College Dublin I was introduced to helpful lecturers and lifelong friends. By exposing me to so many different areas of journalism, the course helped me to figure out what I am interested in. I learned skills which have stayed with me and have helped me in my career. My experience was a joy from start to finish; I wouldn’t change a thing!

Peter Comiskey
BA in Communications

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