Journalism & New Media

Advanced Certificate in Media Production QQI Level 6 (6M5130) – 1 Year
The Journalism and New Media course aims to empower students to tell their stories in ways that inform, educate, and entertain their audience.
In a rapidly changing media environment the core skills of story selection, investigation, fact checking, and clarity of message are more needed than ever. This one year course aims to align traditional journalistic skills with modern and varied ways of storytelling, including; podcasting, radio, video, print, and online publication.
Careers in journalism revolve around the key skills of research and writing but strong communication skills are in demand in copywriting, corporate communications, public relations, and social media specialists.

Course Content

  •    Media Ethics and Legal Framework
  •    Media Industry Awareness
  •    Communications
  •    Personal & Professional Development
  •    Digital Imaging
  •    Editing Practice & Techniques
  •    Radio Documentary Production
  •    Digital Video Processing & Production
  •    Script Writing for Film & TV Drama

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 5 certificate or equivalent. Mature students and those without a formal education, are welcome to apply.


After this course students can pursue a career in Journalism or Media.  Students may also progress to participating Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme.  Click this course code 6M5130 to see the list of Third Level courses this Award links with.


Advanced Certificate in Media Production QQI Level 6 (6M5130)


One year

Course Charges

This course is free for those over 21 and in receipt of a social welfare payment*. Click here for more information and to check eligibility.