MA Critical and Creative Media
The MA in Critical and Creative Media is an innovative course that combines critical thinking and cutting edge production skills to tackle the challenging environment of contemporary media practices. It provides students with a wide range of media skills across several sectors, including new and emergent media, screen production, media archives, digital humanities and identity technologies.
"I chose the MA in Critical & Creative media because it’s the perfect qualification for anyone who wants to work both in the corporate and creative world. I was nervous because prior to this I was your standard law student, with little media experience. However, the course really allows you to design your workload in such a way where you can learn new skills from the ground up and further develop familiar ones. I learned how to use a camera and write a script for the first time ever, while also getting the opportunity to specialise in information technology law and media theory. I loved the versatility the MA offered. It’s really helped me in securing all types of work since graduation. I’ve been a freelance marketing executive and copywriter for a number of companies, organised projects for the art council, directed brand campaign videos and was even a Junior Project Manager for a marketing agency."
Dafe Orugbo, graduated 2018
"I graduated from the MA Critical and Creative Media in 2020. This MA programme provided me with knowledge of the media and communications landscape which I have brought with me into the workplace. There is a wide variety of modules to choose between, from media history to production, the course has something for everyone. Looking back on my own experience, my dissertation, ‘A case study exploring the denial of gender imbalance on the airwaves of RTE Radio One’ was a standout highlight for me as this provided me with a broad range of knowledge as well as developing my own research skills.
I am currently working in Public Relations and the knowledge I learned during my time at Maynooth University is proving invaluable throughout this profession."
Rachel Rafter, graduated 2019