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Journalism & Digital Content

Overview
The course is a well-rounded, professional programme that prepares graduates for positions in the media. The programme blends journalistic tools and techniques with content creation using new technologies and digital media to prepare students for the new media workplace. The programme has a strong connection with the media industry. Graduates of this programme are well equipped with the requirements to operate as today's digital journalists and content creators.

The programme is aimed at those wanting to launch a career in journalism, as well as established journalists wanting to upskill, and those who want to work as content creators and storytellers in the areas of marketing, advertising, public relations and general communications.

Along with our strong connections with industry, even as they learn, our students are producing work that is published in the national media. We're equipping our students with all the skills that are basic requirements for today's digital journalists and content creators: shooting and editing video, creating audio and podcasts, using social media, developing an online presence and strong connections with industry.

Entry 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)

Number of credits

90

Further enquiries

Enquiries
Frank O'Donovan
Department of Media Communications
E: frank.odonovan@cit.ie
T: +353 21 432 6117
W: https://crawford.cit.ie/courses/journalism-and-digital-content-creation/

Subjects taught

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 Thinking and Design.

Semester 1
Writing for Media
Media History and Society
Audio Broadcasting
Research Methods and Practice
Multimedia Production
New Media Workplace

Semester 2
Features and Web Writing
Media and Communications Law
Visual Broadcasting
Cybercultures
New Media Production

Elective
Studio Technology
Creative Thinking and Design
Event & Project Management
Free Choice Module

Semester 3
Journalism MA Project.

Comment

Location: Bishopstown Campus, blended delivery

Application date

EU Applicants:
Apply online at https://www.cit.ie/course/CRHJDCC9
Closing date: 16th September 2019

International Applicant
Closing Date: 31st May 2019.

To apply, please e-mail the following documents to international@cit.ie:
• Completed Application Form: https://international.cit.ie/Applyhere
• Birth Certificate OR Photo Page of Passport – Photocopy of either document
• School Leaving Examination Certificate OR High School Transcript. Include forecast results if final results are not available.
• Academic Transcript and Proof of Final Degree (required for transfer and postgraduate applicants) & Academic Marking/Grading Scheme
• English Language Proficiency score for applicants whose first language is not English. i.e. IELTS Academic Certificate, TOEFL.
• Curriculum Vitae/Résumé

Course fee

EU applicants €5,000
Non EU Applicants - e-mail fees@cit.ie for details

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

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