We welcome graduates from both media and non-related media degrees looking into upskilling and combining their expertise with a range of critical and practical media skills.
Candidates are expected to have a good honours degree, although applications are also welcome from media practitioners without such a qualification that have a strong portfolio of work and also mature students.
Knowledge of and skills in media are required across a whole range of sectors including media-specific organisations and also companies that interact with the public, that have internal communications and that wider social presence. These include sports, arts and heritage organisations, charities and NGOs, businesses and brands that increasingly require media-trained graduates particularly in the areas of writing/content production/publishing, social media, graphic design and video production/editing.
Graduates of this programme are well prepared to find employment in several sectors of the media industries or to pursue further media scholarship opportunities. They will be able to apply their critical understanding of the media industries and forms to organisations and businesses and identify future opportunities for innovation in creative media. The programme’s unique and flexible structure provides students with an accelerated route through three media-related areas to facilitate specialisation: media and histories, digital media and screen production.
What resources will you have?
- Small class teaching with more peer-centred learning
- Computer and IT labs with state of the art hardware and software
- Kairos Communication facilities including TV and radio studios
- Screen Production equipment including professional cameras, lighting, sound recording and editing tools
- Industry-experienced tutors
- World-renowned media scholars
- Guest lectures and talks by academics and industry professionals (previous talks include those by Rory O’ Neill/Panti Bliss; screenwriter Lindsay J. Sedgwick; games writer Charlene Putney; games developer Chris Gregan; filmmaker Cathal Black; documentary maker Donald Taylor Black)
- Opportunities to engage in events, conferences, film festivals, field trips with students and lecturers
- Opportunity to showcase your end-of-year work to industry professionals
Modules on the programme include: