Journalism with Digital Media

Course Overview

Course Overview

Interested in a career in Media? Then take the first step by gaining the skills and knowledge required to further your media ambitions. This course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career across a wide variety of media platforms and the business world. It integrates Journalism and the core skills required with a wide variety of media related subjects.

The aim is to provide the wide variety of skills needed to work in creative media and to give students a broad selection of academic and career options upon graduating.One day per week is spent in an industry related setting organised by the student. Journalism students also get the hands on experience of working on valuable and relevant media related events for the college, including coverage of the annual Zombie Fun Run and The Five Lamps Arts Festival. Students also hone their travel writing skills with our annual Christmas trip to Edinburgh. Upon completing this course, you will have developed and learnt a wide range of media skills and knowledge that prepare and progress you to the next step on your chosen career path. With a proven track record, this course comes highly recommended by its former students.


Modules List

  • Research skills for Journalism

  • Writing Skills for Journalism

  • Technical Skills for Journalism

  • Media Analysis

  • Digital Photographic Production

  • Digital Marketing

  • Communications

  • Public Relations

  • Work Experience

Careers and Opportunities 

Upon completing this course students have a wide variety of career options available to them that include positions in media related sectors that include journalism, photography, web authoring, digital marketing, public relations and communication based industries.

Further Study opportunities

Having successfully completed our QQI Level 5 Award in Journalism with Digital Media students have a wide variety of options, available to them. They have progressed to both BA and MA Degree Awards in DCU, NUIM, DIT and IADT, among others. For further options see

Student Testimonials / Where are they now?

This course has opened my eyes into the real world of journalism and has provided me with the skills and confidence needed to be a good journalist. Each Friday, we had a work placement. This entitled us to work within a suitable environment linked to our course. It was a great opportunity to meet people working in an area that we were studying and in turn, learning from their experiences.
This course also provides the students with many outings such as Edinburgh, photography classes all around Dublin and you can’t forget the daring trip to the Criminal Court to watch a court case. I couldn’t praise this course enough as I have built many strong friendships and work connections that will help me in the future. Thanks to Marino and all the teachers there, I have now bagged a place at DCU for this coming year. I would highly recommend this course for anyone who has an interest in journalism or photography.
Sarah Mangan | Student

Course Requirements

Course Code
QQI Level 5 Award in Journalism with Digital Media
One Year | Full-Time




Reasons for Choosing Marino College

+ The College is easy to get to on the Bus, Luas & DART

+ My classmates are good fun & lovely to be around

+ The teachers are very helpful & caring in the sense that they wouldn’t move on unless everyone understood the topic

+ The courses are a great gateway to amazing career opportunities

+ The college has a great atmosphere and if you have a problem there’s always someone there to help you