This new and exciting MA is designed to address the demand for specialisms in TV and Radio Journalism. The programme developed against the backdrop of a media and communications sector undergoing much change and in which television and radio content creators and broadcasters have to adapt to the challenges involved.
This programme will be of interest to holders of primary degrees who intend to embark on a career within the fields of TV and radio journalism as well as people with prior learning in journalism and media related disciplines, or ancillary communications/research based employment who desire to specialise. National Union of Journalists recognition of this programme entitles students to apply for an NUJ Press Card for the duration of their course.
Students on this programme will be expected to display practical theoretical competencies that demonstrate mastery of the elements required to become advanced media practitioners in relation to TV and radio journalism. Reflective critical learning will be combined with application of that learning to the production of a range of media content. In their assessed work, learners are expected to deliver a critical understanding of the social, political, legal and economic dynamics of media production.
Lecturers in Griffith’s Journalism and Media Faculty are drawn from successful media companies including RTE, Newstalk, the Irish Examiner as well as a range of experienced media professionals working as freelance or in the emerging online media sector
Check out our students’ work:
Graduates are currently working in the Irish and Sunday Independent, RTE Radio and Television, Newstalk, Sunday Times, Evening Herald, Irish Daily Mirror, Irish Daily Mail, Irish Star, Irish Sun, Google, TV3, UTV Ireland, Harmonia Magazines as well as other titles in the magazine sector, regional commercial radio stations and weekly newspapers.
A number of students are professional contract photographers, or work independently in the film & TV sector as well as in online media, public relations and marketing.
Multi Award Winners
National Student Media Competitions: Griffith College students consistently excel at the Smedia awards. In 2015, Griffith students won six Smedia awards and were nominated in a further 13 categories.
In 2013, all finalists in the Photographer of the Year category were from Griffith College. The 2014 students won Blog of the Year which you can check out at: www.thecircular.org . Griffith students have also won Short Story of the Year as well as Best TV Production and Best Radio Production.
Our Recent Smedia record:
● Blog of the Year: 2014, 2015
● Radio Production of the Year: 2014
● TV Production of the Year: 2014, 2012, 2011, 2015
● Short Story of the Year: 2014, 2013
● Photographer of the Year: 2013, 2012, 2015
● Sports Photographer of the Year: 2013, 2015
● Sports Writer of the Year: 2015
● Radio Documentary of the Year: 2015
● On-campus Radio Station: broadcasting studios (1 on-air and 1 off-air)
● 4 Photographic Studios
● 3 Dark Rooms 1
● TV and Video Studio
● 1 Sound Engineering Studio
● 2 Multimedia Production Rooms Multiple Student Publications
National Union of Journalists recognition of our degree and masters programmes entitles students to apply for a NUJ Press Card for the duration of their course.
Griffith College students can avail of tax relief on all QQI validated undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. For more information visit www.revenue.ie