This postgraduate programme delivers a comprehensive syllabus of media skills. It is designed to equip you with the key practical competencies needed to work in a professional media environment today along with the critical academic depth of a postgraduate qualification.
During the course, you will be challenged in real journalistic situations including producing articles to deadline, editing, designing and printing newspapers, magazines or creating online news content. Radio skills from recording and editing interviews, creating podcasts and running a radio station 24/7 are part of the course work on this programme.
Students can also choose a range of media specialisms including Video journalism where you’ll shoot, edit and present your own news package, as well as Sports Journalism, Photojournalism, International Political Economy and Business of Digital Media.
Acquiring key media skills is one aspect of the course. Mastering them involves developing a critical depth through an understanding of essential media, communications and sociological theories. This will give you the critical depth necessary to become a media professional and a more rounded communicator, capable of taking up media employment upon graduation. Students on the MA will produce an independent piece of written research by dissertation or by practice through film, radio or photography. Students wishing to undertake just the Postgraduate Diploma are not required to complete the Dissertation.
Lecturers in Griffith’s Journalism and Media Faculty are drawn from successful media companies including RTE, Newstalk and Setanta amongst others.
Check out our students’ work:
Graduates are currently working in the Irish and Sunday Independent, Sunday World, RTE Radio and Television, Newstalk, Sunday Times, Evening Herald, Irish Daily Mirror, Irish Daily Mail, Irish Star, Irish Sun, TV3, Harmonia Magazines as well as other titles in the magazine sector, other rother 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 2014, Griffith students won four Smedia awards and were nominated in a further 12 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
● Radio Production of the Year: 2014
● TV Production of the Year: 2014, 2012, 2011
● Short Story of the Year: 2014, 2013
● Photographer of the Year: 2013, 2012
● Sports Photographer of the Year: 2013
● 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