Creative Writing for Digital Media

Certificate in Creative Media QQI Level 5 (5M5048) – 1 Year

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in creative writing and storytelling.  Students will explore various aspects of writing such as prose, poetry, scripts etc. and will be facilitated in developing material for publication.

SCC creative writing competition winners 2023 pictured with Film Director Frank Berry

SCC creative writing competition winners 2023 pictured with Film Director Frank Berry

The course will focus on developing writing skills for both fiction and scripts as well as creation of digital content such as webpages , blogs, book covers etc.  Classes will be delivered in a relaxed environment and learners will be given the opportunity to build on existing and/or new story ideas.

The one year QQI level 5 course will encourage students to share and critique ideas in a supportive setting.  The skills to create media content to complement written material will be taught, giving students the necessary tools to make self-promotional material for their work.

Course Content

  • Creative Writing
  • Writing Skills for journalism
  • Script Writing
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Image Processing
  • Media Analysis
  • Communications
  • Work Practice

Read Student Stephen White’s Smedia 2023 Winning Short Story “Looking Back” here: Looking Back

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or equivalent (LCA or a full QQI L4 award in a related area) is an advantage.
Mature students, returners to education, and those without a formal education are also welcome to apply.


Certificate in Creative Media QQI Level 5 (5M5048)


Graduates can progress to Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production followed by a Top-Up BA (Hons) in Film and TV Production or Multimedia Journalism accredited by University of Wolverhampton and delivered in Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education.

Graduates are also eligible to apply to progress to a range of relevant courses through CAO.


1 Year

Course Charges


Click the link to read our 2023 Publication “The Quill” here:

The Quill

"The Quill" front page