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Master of Arts in Journalism and Digital Content Creation

Programme Code: CR_HJDCC_9
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, ACCS
No. of Semesters:3
NFQ Level:9
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:90
programmeReviewDate:September 2021

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) A systematic knowledge of the functions and practice of professional journalism and digital content creation
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) A critical awareness of the contexts and settings of journalism practice with digital content creation and its integral relationship with the functions and organization of related professions.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) The ability to research, construct and evaluate planned structures of journalistic activity with digital content creation
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) The ability to critically evaluate and contextualise a media organisation's writing, editing, broadcasting and production requirements and to exercise autonomous judgement in the performance of such functions.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) The ability to commission and manage journalistic research and the full range of writing and audiovisual techniques
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) Adherence to the highest national and international professional and ethical standards in the practice of journalism and digital content creation and to promote these standards within the workplace environment and in the interface with other functions and professions.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) A critical appreciation of the diverse nature of the practice of professional journalism and the need to address this dynamic and a rapidly changing work environment, especially in the area of digital content creation, through continuing academic and professional learning.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) A critical knowledge of the wider political, social, economic environment within which the journalist/digital content creator operates and the need to act at all times with due regard to the public interest.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
JOUR9001 Writing for Media
JOUR9007 Media History & Society
JOUR9003 Audio Broadcasting
MMED9013 Research Methods and Practice
MMED8025 Multimedia Production
MMED9005 New Media Workplace

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
JOUR9002 Features and Web Writing
LEGS9004 Media and Communications Law
JOUR9004 Visual Broadcasting
MMED9015 Cybercultures
CTEC8005 New Media Production
Module Code Module Title
MMED8020 Studio Technology
MMED6035 Creative Thinking and Design
MMED8018 Event & Project Management
DESI6015 Design for Print
COMP6001 Web Design Basics
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 1 / Semester 3

Module Code Module Title
JOUR9008 Journalism MA Project

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