Media Studies

Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Media Production
Programme Co-ordinator: Fiona Power
Award Code: 5M18518
Course Code: 413866

Programme Description:

This course offers learners the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the various fields of Media Production. The course focuses on practice and theory in a variety of modules, learners will utilise equipment and software, where necessary. There will be opportunities to engage in trips, talks and workshops. 

Component Awards:

  • Media Analysis (5N1298)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Digital Photography (5N1270)
  • Radio Programme Production (5N1379)
  • Film Production (5N0637)
  • The Internet (5N1611)
  • Event Production (5N1374)


  • Learners have opportunities to progress to a range of programmes at higher level, such as Media Production, Multimedia, Visual Communications. Film and TV Production, PR and Advertising. Event Production, and Wed Design.  
  • There are opportunities to work in a broad range of positions, such as print and broadcast media, radio presenting and production. Photography and in the film industry.  
  • Past learners have progressed to a range of colleges and universities in Ireland and abroad, for example, NUI Maynooth, DCU, University of Limerick, UCC, Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology. Southeast Technological University. TUS Clonmel & Limerick.

Access to an SLR digital camera would be helpful for the photography element of this programme.

“As an aspiring photographer, I found the media studies course to be a valuable complement to my artistic skills. Through the course, I have gained a deep understanding of the ways in which media influences our society and shapes our perceptions of the world. I believe that this knowledge will be crucial as I move forward and has helped me create images that are not only beautiful, but also impactful and thought provoking. Overall, I see the media studies course as an important stepping stone in the right direction for both my further education and career goals.”

Leon – Media Studies