Media Studies


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Media Production

Course Coordinator:  Fiona Power

Award Code:  5M18518

Course Code: MS5

This is a one year full-time programme that affords students the opportunity to become familiar with the various fields of media to include broadcast journalism, event production, advertising, photography and film production.

Component Awards:

  • Media Analysis (5N1298)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Digital Photography (5N1270)
  • Radio Programme Production (5N1379)
  • Film Production (5N0673)
  • Scriptwriting (5N18476)
  • Event Production (5N1374)
  • Web Authoring (5N1910)
  • Advertising (5N0748)

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of an interview.
  • Mature applicants are welcome.


  • Opportunities to progress to a range of programmes a higher level in the fields of media production, design, visual communication, film-making and multimedia.
  • A broad range of positions in print and broadcast media, radio programme presenting and production, positions in the film industry.
  • Freelance photography, design, advertising and creative media.


Approximately €250 to cover the costs of materials, field trips and examination fees.


Students are expected to have access to a digital SLR camera to participate in the Digital Photography and Film Production modules.