On the BA Media Studies, you’ll combine creative and practical storytelling with the development of your critical understanding of media, a vital skill since media industries are constantly expanding with new platforms emerging each year and new issues materialising like fake news.
- You’ll get to research and analyse media cultures, genres and industries as well as the role of media in society and politics, and then you’ll apply this in your practice of media design and production and interactive storytelling.
- You’ll develop your employability and professionalism through your exploration of media and cultural industries and working lives.
- Media Studies can be combined with Computer Science to develop a broad expertise in Media Technologies.
Why choose this degree?
- To gain practical experience through hands-on instruction in creative media practice.
- To learn about the impact of a range of media forms in society, culture and politics.
- To broaden your educational experience by studying Media Studies along with Arts subjects (such as languages, business, social sciences, computer science).
You’ll engage in TV production, interactive storytelling and the study of media theories. You’ll also be able to choose specialist topics such as TV studio production, mobile
journalism, scriptwriting, advertising, media and gender and media and politics among others.
You’ll get to choose what capstone project you do: short film production or digital team project. You’ll also develop your employability by engaging in professional development modules that help you prepare for the working world. And you can take a number of specialist modules like live radio, global cinema, media law, podcasting and authorship in film and TV among others
- 30 credits of Media Studies theory and practice modules
- Choose up to 2 additional Arts subjects (or Critical Skills) from groups 1-5 (max 1 per group). The only compatible double subject is Mathematics (Pure).
- Media Studies as a Double Major or Major/Minor with 1 of your 1st year subjects
- Optional 10 credit Electives in 2nd year
Students may apply to study overseas after 2nd year (on Erasmus or Study Abroad) and graduate with a BA (International) after 4 years. See the International Studies website for details.
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International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements
Mature applicants who have a disability
If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for any written tests that may be required, please submit supporting documentation by 15 March 2023 to the Access Office.
Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
01 February 2023
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Categories of applicant:
- School-leavers (Leaving Certificate students)
- Mature students (23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University/part-time degrees the mature age is 21)
- EU/EFTA/UK students
- International students (outside the EU)
- QQI (Further Education) students
- Transferring students
- Deferring students