BA (Hons) in Communications and Media Production

Griffith College, Ireland
BA (Hons) in Communications and Media Production
Next enrollment cycle September 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 1,966,582
Course Accredited By HECA
3 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree Up to 7% scholarship

Campus: Dublin Main Campus .

Take the first steps in your media career on this varied and exciting course .


This honours degree course enables students to gain practical media skills and build an industry-class portfolio across a range of media.

Communications is a fast-paced and, in today’s technology-driven environment, a growing industry that offers a huge variety of job roles. Griffith’s BA (Hons) in Communications and Media Production is a full-time, three-year programme that aims to give students a foundation in an array of communications platforms including social and digital media, photography, radio, investigative journalism, TV and video. The course is heavily project-based and the introduction of specialised streams in Years 2 and 3 allows learners to influence the path their studies take them down depending on where their interests lie. In this course students will: 

  • Develop practical skills through work on traditional media (newspaper, TV and radio) and new media (digital, social media and mobile journalism).
  • Gain a solid understanding of media theory, media communication and media production.
  • Contribute to the college newspaper, radio station and digital portal.
  • Build a portfolio of work and gain knowledge of the most up to date technologies.
  • Influence your career path with specialisation in four elective choices.
  • Have access to state-of-the-art facilities on campus including radio station, photography studio and film and TV studio.
  • Be able to access a National Union of Journalists press pass.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

How to Apply
Applicants under 23 years

  • Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January of the year they wish to enter must apply through the CAO. Please consult us for information on important dates for applications.
  • CAO Code
  • Dublin - GC450
  • Cork - GC250

Applicants over 23 years

  • If you are 23 years of age on or before the 1st January of the year you want to enter, you may apply as a mature student. Mature and part-time applicants must apply directly. Mature students will be asked for a copy of their passport. Part-time applicants under 23 years on 1st January will be asked for a copy of their passport, Leaving Certificate results / FETAC qualifications or equivalent and must meet the minimum entry requirements for the programme.
  • If you wish to apply for advanced entry onto the course, please apply directly.

English Language requirements 

  • In response to the worldwide closure of English Language Test Centres arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. This is a temporary measure for our intakes up to and including February 2022.

Year One

  • Communications History
  • Digital Online and Social Media Production
  • Photography 1
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Media Studies
  • Radio Production 1
  • Thinking, Writing and Presenting
  • Understanding Society
  • Video Production 1
  • Writing for Media

Year Two - Mandatory Modules

  • Business of Media
  • Contemporary Politics
  • Research Methods
  • Video Production 2
  • History of Art and Photography

Year Two - Speciality Stream A (Journalistic Media)

  • Investigative Journalism
  • Media Reporting and Editing
  • Radio Production 2

Year Two - Speciality Stream B (Visual Media)

  • Photography 2
  • Visual Communication
  • Web Design

Year Three - Mandatory Modules

  • Contemporary Politics 2
  • Dissertation
  • Media Research and Cultural Studies
  • Media Sociology

Year Three - Speciality Stream A (Journalistic Media)

  • Conflict Reporting
  • Investigative Journalism 2
  • Irish Language Journalism/An Iriseoireacht sa Ghaeilge
  • Online Media Production
  • Radio Production 3
  • Shorthand
  • Sports Journalism

Year Three - Speciality Stream B (Visual Media)

  • Commercial Photography
  • Media Exhibition

Year 3 - Common Electives (Streams A and B)

  • Creative Writing 1
  • Creative Writing 2
  • Film Studies
  • Public Relations
  • Video Production 3
  • Writing for Games

Interested in this course?

Our Admissions Counsellors would love to assist!