Course Description

BA [Hons] English + Media

BA [Hons] English + Media is a course run by IADT, Dublin. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of 3 years (full-time). BA [Hons] English + Media gives a Course Qualification of Honours Bachelor Degree, awarded by IADT. For more information about BA [Hons] English + Media at IADT, please review the details below.

This is a unique and exciting degree that combines the study of literature with media studies. Students will
explore both literary and visual media, and gain insight into how it affects our daily lives. If you
are passionate about literature and the media, then this degree is the perfect choice for you.*Subject to Validation

Students in this course will analyse literature including poetry, drama, and fiction, alongside multiple forms of visual and popular culture. By doing so, they will engage with historical and contemporary traditions of writing, media, and critical thought.

Texts, both literary and from multiple forms of media, will be critically explored as reflective of people’s ways of knowing, thinking and communicating. In this new degree, students will engage in debates and dialogues around writing and media, as well as critical and cultural
theories. They will also develop invaluable skills in writing and expression that will contribute to their communication and critical thinking skills.

What will I do?

  • Study a range of literary works, looking at their history,
    genre and themes
  • Explore the history of media and learn how to critique
    and analyse them
  • Examine the connections between literature and media
  • Develop skills in critical and analytical thinking
  • Learn to write for different media platforms
  • Broaden your knowledge of culture
  • Investigate the relationship between representation,
    culture and politics
  • The option to study abroad under the Erasmus+
    programme, or to do an industry placement in Ireland
    or abroad

Future careers

Graduates of these areas are employed in: Journalism,
Publishing, Copywriting, Advertising, Public Relations,
Radio, NGOs, Human Rights and Advocacy, Film Production,
Television, Teaching, and Broadcasting.

Further study

Graduates will be eligible to apply for Master’s courses in
areas such as: literature, culture, media, journalism, theatre
and drama, as well as the professional M. Ed courses to
teach English at second Level.

What will I study?

Year 1 – 18th Century Literature | Romantic Poetry | Irish
Literature 1 | Popular Fiction | Youth Culture | Theatre | Irish
Cinema | Media History.

Year 2 – The 19th Century Novel | War Literature | Irish
Literature 2 | Writing Practice | Visual Cultures | Writing for
Media Platforms | Critical Theory | Cultural Identities.

Year 3 – Postmodernism | World Literature | Contemporary
Irish Literature | Gothic and Horror | World Systems |
Censorship | Visual Cultures & Violence | Technology +

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Training ProviderIADT
Course LocationDun Laoghaire, Dublin
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationHonours Bachelor Degree
Awarding BodyIADT
Course Duration3 years (full-time)
Entry RequirementsMin Entry Requirements 2 H5 + 4 06 / H7 including: English: H4 FETAC Entry Requirements Applicants with QQI Level 5 or Level 6 Awards require distinctions in 3 (of 8) modules. We welcome applications from mature students, who must apply to the CAO.
Carear PathGraduates of these areas are employed in: Journalism, Publishing, Copywriting, Advertising, Public Relations, Radio, NGOs, Human Rights and Advocacy, Film Production, Television, Teaching, and Broadcasting.
Phone+353 1 239 4400
Course CodeDL849 - Level 8
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