Christian Communication & Media Practice

St Patricks Pontifical University Maynooth

Christian Communication & Media Practice

Students are trained by media professionals in the management and technical aspects of media production.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Christian Communication and Media Practice is delivered through Kairos Communications Ltd. Founded almost 40 years ago, the Kairos moved into television broadcasting and has created hundreds of hours of religious, social and corporate productions for a diverse range of clients and companies.

Kairos Communications operates its training, teaching and production work from a suite of offices and purpose built facilities in its buildings on the Moyglare Road opposite Maynooth University's North Campus. You will have access to a large array of practical resources, both in terms of camera equipment, sound devices, computer hardware and software. All equipment is sourced and serviced by our onsite technical personnel.

The company has a large television studio with a production gantry, lighting and engineering room and audio control room and also has a full broadcast spec multi camera Outside Broadcast Unit, a radio studio complex, a large seminar room, classrooms and two fully equipped computer labs.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Christian Communication and Development is awarded on the successful completion of one year's full-time study.

Aims and Objectives
• The aim of the Postgraduate Programme is to deliver a comprehensive syllabus of media skills, with specific regard to religious and social affairs.
• It is designed to equip a student with practical competencies in key areas required for working in a contemporary professional media environment.
• The programme is structured to engage with religious and social affairs through the medium of the media. To this end, it will offer practical, relevant and expert training in mainstream and new technologies, while attentive to the cultural needs and priorities of religious and social affairs.

Students are trained by media professionals in the management and technical aspects of media production so that they will carry from the course immediately usable technical skills. In addition, they are introduced to theoretical and practical perspectives, which will equip them with the conceptual tools and the framework of knowledge to develop a critical understanding of the context of media, their operations and their applications.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Grade 2:2 in a primary degree or equivalent qualification, or a suitable professional qualification with experience in the field of media or theology. Applications are also welcome from candidates who do not fulfill the above requirements but who have a demonstrable interest in media, theology, or social justice, following an interview.

Application dates

Application Deadline:
24th June 2023 For EU & those living on the island of Ireland (Late applications may be considered). 20th May 2023 For non EU.


1 year full-time

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Career Outcomes
Taught by media professionals, the program will provide students with a strong practical knowledge of a wide range of media practice such as camerawork, editing, TV Studio, Live Radio production, presentation and social media engagement. Participants will learn through intensive hands-on experience, and will develop technical and practical skills which will be highly transferable in the ever changing employment market.

Articulation With Other Programmes/progression Opportunities
On completion, students may progress to Level 9 programmes on the National Qualifications Framework. QQI validation also allows for recognition in Europe and beyond.

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  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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