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Communication and Media Production

QQI Award (Level 5 – 5M18518), Higher National Diploma, BA (Hons)

This three year course provides a comprehensive study of the communication and media production business. The course is conducted in a relaxed yet stimulating environment and has both practical and academic dimensions. Students can gain “hands on” skills and emphasis is on production of high quality media. Access to the most modern equipment enables students to reach professional production standards.

We also have an Erasmus link with Stadin Media College in Helsinki, allowing some students to have a 6 week work placement in Finland during the second year with us. Students going will be selected by interview during HND1.

Course Content


TV Production, Digital Photography, Radio Production, Digital Editing, Media Studies,

Intercultural Studies, Computer Graphics, Work Experience, Communications.


Film Studies, Sound Design for the Moving Image, Practical Radio Skills, Digital Video Editing,

Studio TV Production, Photography, Studio Music Production, Research Techniques.


Specialisation in Sound Production or Television Production.

Sound Modules include: Computer Game Sound Design, Radio Documentary, Radio Drama,

Music Production, Project Development, Multitrack Recording and Audio Post Production,.

Television Modules include: Film and TV Documentary, Editing, Audio Post Production, Work

within the Digital Environment and Project Development.


Contextual Studies Dissertation, Special Subject Investigation and Work Placement.


QQI Level 5, Higher National Diploma, BA (Hons).


3 Years

Entry Requirements

A genuine interest in the field of Media, Leaving Certificate (including LCA) and interview (with portfolio). Previous Media experience will help your application but is not absolutely neccessary. Mature Students are also actively encouraged.

We can consider applicants for Advanced entry into our HND Programme if they have completed a similar QQI award at another institution or have accrued substantial Media experience.

Career Opportunities

Radio and Sound Recording, Music Business, Advertising and Public Relations, Graphic Design, Publishing, Photography, Television Production and Broadcast, Webcasting, TV Graphics, Interactive Media, Film Production, Publishing, Post Production, Sound for Film and Tv, Computer Game Sound Design

College links

Progression to the final year of the BA (Hons) Media, at the University of Wolverhampton, University of Central Lanchashire and a number of UK Universities. Completion of this course qualifies you to apply to complete the BA Hons in Film and Video Production in Coláiste Dhúlaigh. More details on the BA Top up year are available here.

Top Up Degree

We are currently delivering a pilot top up Degree in conjunction with the University of Wolverhampton within the school (BA Hons Film & Video Production.) Application details for 2014 are available here.

For more information on what's happening on the degree so far go here.

Why not follow us on Facebook? https://www.facebook.com/CDCFEMediaProduction/

Below are two examples of Documentaries created by Final Year Television Students.



We are also introducing a series of Interviews with Past Pupils of the Course, so if you're interested in what people did after their time with us, feel free to read the articles below.

Alan Weldon - Sound Recordist and Radio Producer

Avril McGovern - Photographer

Natasha Slein - Television Producer

Course Charges

Year 1: €740*
Year 2: €750*
Year 3: €765*

* includes €200 Govt. charge (Medical Cardholders are exempt from this charge and can remove it from the pricing.)

Apply here

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