Digital Journalism & Radio Broadcasting at Kerry College

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Kerry College is offering a BA in Digital Journalism & Radio Broadcasting with modules in podcasting, storytelling, journalism and radio. This full-time course starts from 29th November 2021 and run for one year. There are no fees.

Digital Journalism & Radio Broadcasting

  • Working in the Audio-Visual Industry
  • Research and Interpreting Information
  • Recording Sound
  • Video Production Techniques
  • Storytelling and Journalism
  • Producing Creative Audio
  • Producing Radio Programmes
  • Career Planning and Work Experience

Why should I do this course?

  • Ireland’s only full-time media course run in a live radio station
  • Be part of the Radio Kerry production teams.
  • Train with real radio producers on live shows.
  • 30% of the training takes place on the job.
  • Work in a live radio station for a minimum of 10 weeks.
  • Attend industry-only events and awards.
  • Study on Learning Waves courses (subject to availability)

What are the employment opportunities?

Graduates work at the BBC, RTE, Communicorp, Wireless Group, Independent News and Media, Irish Times, Maximum Media, local radio and media companies in Europe, USA, and Australia.

Roles include:

  • Broadcast Assistant
  • Researcher
  • News Journalist
  • Sports Journalist
  • Commercial Producer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Commercial Voice-over
  • Programme Producer
  • Music Programme Presenter
  • Talk Show Presenter
  • Digital Journalist
  • Podcaster
  • Mobile Journalist (MOJO)
  • Social Media Producer

What are the entry requirements?

  • Statutory School Leaving Age (16+)
  • QQI Level 4 Major Award, Leaving Certificate or equivalent
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Competent English (CEFR B1)
  • Knowledge and interest in media production, broadcast & audio in particular is desirable
  • Pleasant personality
  • Mature applicant route available
  • Non-EU/EEA applicants must have permission to work in Ireland


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