Higher National Diploma, Leading to BA Hons.
The BTEC Higher National Diploma in Journalism is for students who wish to gain employment in print, online, and broadcast (tv & radio) journalism. The course focuses on developing student writing, researching, and production skills for print, online, radio, and video. Course content encourages students to consume and create high quality media.
Students explore media theories as well as learning practical skills such as interviewing techniques, writing for impact, and podcast and video creation. Over the course of the 2 years our students build a portfolio of work which empowers them to progress to further study or employment.
The Journalism HND is a two year continuous assessment programme.
Investigative Journalism, Radio Production, Journalism & Society, Digital Page Production, Journalism Practice, Professional Practice, Creative Industry, Individual Project
Advanced Journalism Skills, Podcast Production, Magazine & Feature Production, Specialist Journalism, Project Management, Personal Professional Professional Development, Collaborative Project
Higher National Diploma, leading to BA (Honours)
Leaving Certificate or equivalent – higher level English is an advantage. Mature students are welcome. We encourage interviewees to bring any sample of their writing with them to the interview, for example short story, poem, sports report, school essay etc.
Graduates have gained employment in print, online and broadcast journalism as well as education, design and a range of creative media production careers.
Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE has a close association with our local radio station, Near FM, where many students have gained work placements.
Progression Routes/College Links
Graduates with a distinction average have a variety of higher education options:
BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism. Accredited by University of Wolverhampton . Delivered at Coolock campus.
BA (Hons) Media Production Management, Ballyfermot CFE – one year programme
Direct progression into final year:
BA (Hons) Digital Media, University of Wolverhampton – delivered on campus at Coláiste Dhúlaigh
BA (Hons) Creative Arts, University of Cumbria
BA (Hons) Journalism and Digital Media, Independent Colleges Dublin
BA (Hons) Journalism and Visual Media, Griffith College Dublin
BA Journalism, Griffith College Dublin
BA Journalism and Media, Dublin Business School
Year 1: €829*
Year 2: €680*
* includes €200 Govt. charge