Media Studies


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Media Production

Course Coordinator:  Fiona Power

Award Code:  5M0528

Programme Description:

This course offers learners the opportunity to develop knowledge and essential skills in the various fields of Media Production.  Focusing on a practical, activity based approach, learners will utilise professional equipment and software and avail of the opportunity to engage in educational trips, specialist workshops and presentations by professionals within the media industry.

Component Awards:

  • Media Analysis (5N1298)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Digital Photography (5N1270)
  • Radio Programme Production (5N1379)
  • Film Production (5N0637)
  • Script Writing (5N1897)
  • Event Production (5N1374)
  • Digital Marketing (5N1364)

Minimum Entry Requirements:

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


  • Learners have opportunities to progress to a range of programmes at higher level in the fields of Media Production, Multi-media, Visual Communications, Film and TV Production, PR, Advertising and Event Production.
  • Opportunities to work in a broad range of positions in print and broadcast media, radio presenting and production, photography and in the film industry.
  • Past students have progressed on to many colleges and universities in Ireland and abroad, such as NUI Maynooth, DCU, University of Limerick, IT Carlow and Waterford IT.


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


Access to a digital SLR camera and an external hard drive/USB to participate in the Digital Photography and Film Production modules would be beneficial.