MA in Journalism and Digital Content Creation

Course Code: CR_HJWNM_9Hosting Academic Department: Media Communications

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Key Facts:

Duration: This is a full-time programme which can also be studied part-time, over two years

Course Fee: EU Applicants: €5,000 Non EU Applicants - please click here for course fee information

What is this course about?

The Masters in Journalism and Digital Content Creation programme blends journalistic tools and techniques with content creation using new technologies and digital media to prepare students for the new media workplace. The programme has a strong connection with the media industry. Graduates of this programme are well equipped with the requirements to operate as today’s digital journalists and content creators.

What skills will I learn?

Subject areas included journalism, digital content creation, social media, broadcasting, media history, news writing, editing, research, multimedia/creative digital media production, audio-visual production, media law, features and web writing.

Why do this course?

Journalism graduates from CIT are highly trained in the skills of journalism and digital content creation. As well as its value in the journalism business, students’ ability to write, to tell stories, to shoot video and create audio – i.e. digital content creation and storytelling - is highly valued in areas such as marketing, advertising, public relations and general communications. As well as journalism, our graduates have also found jobs in these areas.

Practical assignments: Since the course began there has been a strong connection with industry, including the Irish Examiner, RTE, RedFM, the Irish Independent and Newstalk. Each year, students invite industry leaders to a media seminar that explores current trends in media.

There is a strong emphasis on documentary making in semester 3 of the programme. In April 2018, the first ever international student documentary showcase, FilmCraftCork, was held in CIT. This will be an annual event and Journalism students will have the opportunity both to showcase their documentaries at the festival and to be involved in its organisation through the Event Management elective module.

FilmCraftCork is part of a network of student documentary festivals, which are held in the Netherlands, the UK, Portugal, Belgium, South Africa and New York. CIT students can also submit their documentary work to these festivals.

Testimonials

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Requirements

Admission Requirements:
Admission to the MA in Journalism and Digital Content Creation programme is based on a combination of an online application form and a short interview process.

Journalism, by necessity, requires that its practitioners produce clean, competent copy on deadline, often without the benefit of external editing or extensive rewriting. It is expected that students entering the course have mastered basic writing skills, including grammar, syntax and the ability to conceptualise and articulate ideas in writing. It is also expected that students possess the ability to write in English at a post-graduate level.

Candidates should submit three pieces of writing in a journalistic style with their online application. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed to determine suitability for the programme.

Modules

The course modules are listed below. For detailed module information please click here.

Semester 1: Semester 2: Semester 3:
Audio-Visual Broadcasting One Audio-Visual Broadcasting Two Journalism Master Project
News Writing and Editing Features and Web Writing  
Media History & Structure Media Law,Ethics&Prof.Practice  
Multimedia Production Cybercultures  
New Media Workplace New Media Production  

 

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