B.A.(Hons) Multimedia Journalism (top-up)

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This one year course will be delivered on a part time/evening basis at our Coolock campus, with a minimum of 12 contact hours per week.  The radio broadcasting elements of the course takes place in the nearby NEAR fm radio facilities. The course requires full commitment from participants, as self-directed learning is central to successful completion of the Top-up degree.

The course, taught by industry professionals, will develop learners’ ability to communicate effectively via a range of broadcast and digital platforms. Students are encouraged to engage in independent, critical thinking and to use your imagination, creativity and organisational skills. Participants should also demonstrate the ability to work to deadlines in the creation of journalistic items for broadcast/publication.  Find out more about the course content here.

Course Content

  • Multi-Platform Newsroom
  • Work Placement
  • Global & Cultural Media
  • Multimedia Practical Project
  • Persuasion & Influence

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a relevant HND with merit/distinction profile or equivalent qualification, as well as portfolio of work and experience.  Mature students with relevant experience are welcome to apply. Academic or employer references are essential.

Course Leader: Melissa Brophy melissa.brophy@cdcfe.cdetb.ie


BA (Honours) from the University of Wolverhampton.


1 Year

Application Process

Entry to the Top-Up degree is a competitive process. Places are open to prospective students from inside and outside the college.

  • By end of June: successful applicants to secure their place with €1,000 deposit
  • July, if places are still available, new offers will be made in order of suitability.
  • Mid-September: course starts

This course is run under the college’s part-time provision and will form subject to numbers enrolled on the course. Students are not eligible for a grant in this Top-Up course.

Course Fees*

The cost of the programme will be €3500, to be paid in 3 installments.

*A minimum number of participants will be required in order for course to commence.


Former Student Cathal Minogue: “I could not recommend the ‘Top Up Degree in Multimedia Journalism’ enough. I had just finished a PLC in Radio Broadcasting in Cork and wanted to develop my skills in all aspects of Journalism. I decided to make the big move to Dublin and I have not looked back since. From topics such as ‘Television News Production’ and ‘Investigative Journalism’. The course covered all aspects of Journalism in the Digital Age. Working closely with Melissa and all the other lecturers, gave me the confidence to graduate and go out and find employment in the industry. I had applied for this course with the hope of working in the radio industry, but since graduating I have worked in TV production as well as radio. Without their knowledge and guidance, I would not have landed my dream job in TodayFM.”