Advanced Certificate in News and Media in a Digital Age

AWARD QQI Level 6 Media Production 6M5130

DURATION One Year Full TIme

Course Aims

The course teaches students the fundamental skills of a journalist in the 21st century. It incorporates both practical methods of working across various media and the theoretical underpinnings of journalism that are as relevant today as they ever were. The course reflects the advancement of digital technology and publication of news on multiple platforms and gives students the tools to report the news and engage the public in a constantly evolving media and news environment.

Please note: some courses may involve remote teaching next year depending on Covid and the instruction from the HSE.

Course Requirements

Students applying for this course should have a Level 5 QQI Award in Journalism, Media Production or equivalent. Mature applicants are welcome as are students with relevant experience in this area. All applicants whose first language is not English will be tested at entry. All applicants will be interviewed.

Course Modules

Media Ethics and Legal Framework 
Media Industry Awareness
Work Experience
Project Management
Radio Documentary Production 
Radio News Broadcasting
Feature Writing
Web Authoring


QQI Level 6 - Media Production 6M5130

Further Education Links

Progression with your QQI Level 6 Media Award: Graduates are eligible to apply for entry to Second Year of the following IADT Degrees:

–BA (Hons) New Media Studies
–BA (Hons) English, Media and Cultural Studies
–BA (Hons) Arts Management

Work Experience

Work experience is an essential part of all our programmes. The College assists students in finding suitable work placements and monitors and assesses their performance in the work place.

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