Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Digital Communication
NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree
Are you naturally curious? Do you find yourself interested in conversations about events that are happening locally, nationally or globally? Do you want to learn how to ask the right questions and explain to an audience what is happening using multimedia platforms? If you want to be at the heart of telling stories that matter in society, and you want to make a difference, then journalism is the career for you. Your natural skills should be in writing, storytelling and communicating.
Why Study Journalism and Digital Communication at UL?
Journalism is an important, exciting and dynamic field. It tells us about ourselves. The platforms through which we tell our stories are evolving, and in UL we offer students a chance to engage with and deliver stories across all digital and social media platforms. We help develop real-world practical and critical thinking skills in students so that their journalism is informed by a balanced sense of justice, accuracy and life-experience. Over the four years our students will:
- Produce their own radio reports and TV bulletins, in our state of the art studios
- Work on the awarding winning Limerick Voice news website, social media platforms and local newspaper (www.limerickvoice.com)
- Produce and design an online magazine
- Work with the latest digital publishing and editing software programmes including Adobe Audition, Final Cut Pro and Indesign
- Use social media to self-publish and promote work
- Learn key fact-checking and online verification skills
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