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Journalism & Digital Content Creation - Cork

Postgraduate
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This innovative MA programme produces graduates who can demonstrate essential skills in the fast-moving environment that is modern Journalism and Digital Content Creation. Graduates will acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies that will equip them to work as professionals in the communications industry with a solid grounding in the tools and practices of journalism and digital content creation.

Award Name Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)
NFQ Classification Major
Awarding Body Munster Technological University
NFQ Level Level 9 NFQ
Award Name NFQ Classification Awarding Body NFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ) Major Munster Technological University Level 9 NFQ
Course Provider:
Location:
Cork City
Attendance Options:
Full time, Part time, Daytime
Qualification Letters:
MA
Apply to:
Course provider
Number of credits:
90 ECTS

Duration

This is a full-time programme which can be studied part-time, over two years.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for this course will be in accordance with standard Institute admissions procedures. Entrants will be expected to hold minimum of a 2.2 honours degree. Admission to the course will be on the basis of interview. Recognition of Prior Learning will be applicable for candidates entering from the workplace or applying for admission from other institutes.

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Further information

The programme is a well-rounded, professional programme that prepares graduates for entry-level positions in the media/communications industry. It stresses a balance of academic and practical modules in print, broadcast, and digital content creation.

The programme has been modified to include a focus on marketing, advertising and general communications, and students will complete a mentorship programme in semester 3. Each student will work with a mentor who is highly experienced in the communications industry. This can also involve short placements in media/communications organisations.

This will enhance the skill set of students and open the door to a wider range of jobs and careers for them. The lecturing staff also plans to enhance the programme even further by adding data analytics and focusing more on live content creation, which will include desktop publishing skills and involve the department’s international student documentary film festival, ‘Story?’

There is a strong connection with industry, even as they learn, our students are producing work that is published in the national media. We’re equipping our students with all the skills that are requirements for today’s digital journalists and content creators: shooting and editing video, creating audio and podcasts, using social media, developing an online presence, and strong connections with industry.

Award
Master of Arts in Journalism and Digital Content Creation (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

Stage 1/Semester 1:
Audio Broadcasting
Writing for Media
Media History & Society
Research Methods and Practice
Multimedia Production
New Media Workplace

Stage 1/Semester 2:
Visual Broadcasting
Features and Web Writing
Media and Communications Law
Cybercultures
New Media Production

Elective:
Studio Technology
Free Choice Module
Creative Thinking and Design
Event and Project Management

Stage 1/Semester 3:
Journalism MA Project

MTU - Cork Campus
Bishopstown
Cork, Ireland.
T12 P928
Email: infoCork@mtu.ie
Tel: +353 (0)21 432 6100

Course Provider:
Location:
Cork City
Attendance Options:
Full time, Part time, Daytime
Qualification Letters:
MA
Apply to:
Course provider
Number of credits:
90 ECTS