Higher National Diploma
The BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Journalism is designed for students who wish to gain employment in print, online or broadcast journalism and other areas of creative media production. While the main focus of the course is effective writing, skills such as digital journalism, television presenting and radio broadcasting will also be developed.
Contemporary media issues will be explored throughout the course, and students are facilitated in conducting independent research into modern media practice. Students are encouraged to build a comprehensive portfolio as well as learning a broad range of skills to enable 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