Media Studies engages critically and practically with the nature of media, a vital skill in an era of fake news, selfies and viral videos, and where media industries are constantly expanding.
- You will study the principles and practices of audio-visual production and interactive web authoring, how to research and analyse media cultures, genres and industries, and the role of media in society and politics.
- Students engage in independent and group projects to develop their media practice and have a flexible range of optional modules to expand their critical understanding.
- Media Studies can be combined with Computer Science to develop a broad expertise in Media Technologies.
- gain practical experience through hands-on instruction in both digital and audio-visual creative media practice.
- learn about the impact of a range of media forms in society, culture and politics.
- broaden their educational experience by studying Media Studies along with Arts subjects (such as languages, business, social sciences, computer science).
- 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 student applicants who have a disability
If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for any required written tests, please submit supporting documentation by 15 March 2021 to the Access Office. Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
01 February 2021
The application process depends on the type of applicant you are. Click here for all information about how to apply.
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