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Journalism with New Media

Overview
The overall aim of this programme is to produce graduates who can demonstrate essential skills in the fast-moving environment that is modern Journalism. Graduates will have acquired the knowledge, skills and competencies that will equip them to function as professionals with a solid grounding in the tools and practices of print, broadcast and online journalism.

Course content focuses strongly on journalistic tools and techniques, particularly within the growing new media environment, and on the increasing globalisation and convergence of the media industries.

The course is a well-rounded, professional programme that prepares graduates for entry-level positions in the media. The programme stresses a balance of academic and practical modules and offers a solid grounding in the tools and practices of print, broadcast, and online journalism.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Entry requirements for this course will be in accordance with standard Institute admissions procedures. Entrants will be expected to hold minimum of a 2.2 honours degree.

Admission to the course will be on the basis of interview. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be applicable for candidates entering from the workplace or applying for admission from other institutes. Visit www.cit.ie/rpl

Duration

Online. 1 Year (3 Semesters, September to August).

Delivery
Since September 2016, the programme has been delivered online. It offers the opportunity to study within your own schedule and at your own location. Using state of the art communication and education technology, students will have live access to CIT lecturers and a range of international speakers. Also students will be taught using the same tools and technologies that they will use later in the new media workplace.

No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hours week: 30
Which days: Monday to Wednesday
Duration: Three semesters

Number of credits

90 ECTS

Further enquiries

Enquiries
Frank O'Donovan
Department of Media Communications
E: frank.odonovan@cit.ie
T: +353 21 432 6117
W: http://tel.cit.ie/majournalismwithnewmedia

Subjects taught

Modules
All modules are worth 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted. The elective modules afford the learner the opportunity to broaden his/her skills set in other disciplines such as Studio Technology and Creative Strategies.

SEMESTER 1
Audio-Visual Broadcasting One
News Writing and Editing
Media History & Structure
Research Methods and Practice
Multimedia Production
New Media Workplace

SEMESTER 2
Audio-Visual Broadcasting Two
Features and Web Writing
Media Law, Ethics & Professional Practice
Cybercultures
New Media Production
Elective
Studio Technology
Creative Strategies

SEMESTER 3
Journalism Master Project (30 ECTS)

Application date

EU Applicant: Closing date: 15th September 2018.
International Applicant: May 31st 2018.

Course fee

EU & Non EU Applicants €5,000.

Students should note that the Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2018-2019 only and are subject to change on an annual basis.

Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions.

Full-time (On Campus) EU Postgraduate Students will also be liable for the €7 USI Levy.

For further information on the USI levy please go to: http://www.citsu.ie/_7-levy

Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

Students can check their account balance and pay their fees online at www.cit.ie/pay

Failure to pay fees on time will result in a late payment fee of 10% being applied and students will no longer have access to IT Facilities.

• Where course fees are being funded by an employer, you are asked to seek payment or reimbursement from your employer. Where an employer requires an invoice in their Company name the employer must e-mail fees@cit.ie with the relevant details and the amount of Fees they will be funding.

• For Semesterised courses, students pay for the relevant modules at the beginning of each semester. Payment of fees by laser, debit or credit card can be made online at www.cit.ie/pay or by phoning +353 21 433 5440.

Students should familiarise themselves with the relevant section of the Student Regulations.

Please note that the Fees Office will use your CIT email account for important communications.

Withdrawing from a course
Students who wish to withdrawn from a course must notify the admissions office and complete a withdrawal form. Where Students fail to inform admissions of their withdrawal they will remain liable for any unpaid fees on their accounts. E-mail admissions@cit.ie

Refund Policy
All courses at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a course cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

• A full refund will be given to all applicants for courses which do not proceed.

• A full refund will be given to students who withdraw before 5th September.

• Where students pay the online application fee to accept an offer they have 14 days in which to withdraw and claim a full refund provided the course has not commenced.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for short courses, if requested up to one week after course commencement. No refunds will be given thereafter. A short Course is less than 12 weeks duration.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for semesterised and full year courses if requested up to one month after the commencement of Semester 1 and before the end of February for Semester 2. No refunds will be given thereafter.

• All applications for refunds must be made on the appropriate Refund Form which can be requested from the CIT Fees Office (email fees@cit.ie).

NB: Students are reminded to ensure that they have clearly understood all the terms of their enrolment with CIT, in particular clauses concerning refunds, deferments, waivers, course transfers, and visa applications (when applicable).

Enrolment and start dates

Application
Apply online at http://www.cit.ie/course/CRHJWNM9
Closing date: 15th September 2018.

International Student
To apply, please email the following documents to international@cit.ie:

Completed application form available from: http://international.cit.ie/how-to-apply

Plus:
1. Birth Certificate OR Photo Page of Passport – Photocopy of either document

2. School Leaving Examination Certificate OR High School Transcript. Include forecast results if final results are not available. (Bachelor Degree Applicants only)

3. Third Level Academic Transcript and Proof of Final Degree (required for transfer and postgraduate applicants)

4. 2 Academic Reference Letters

5. English Language Proficiency score for applicants whose first language is not English. i.e. IELTS Certificate, Minimum accepted score = 6.0 or equivalent (Note: Some courses may require a higher minimum IELTS score.)

6. 1 Passport Sized Photograph

7. Official Translation to English of all documentation which is not in English.

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