Media Foundation (MEDIA - 5M18518)



Course Duration One Year Full-time

Leads to NFQ Level 5 QQI Award in Media Production

Providing a broad introduction to the Media, this course will be particularly relevant to those who are interested in pursuing a career in a media-related area such as radio, TV & video production, graphic design and photography.

It will also provide valuable foundation skills for further study in areas like communications, journalism, advertising and audio visual studies.

Entry Requirements

This course is open to those who have completed the Leaving Certificate or its equivalent. It is targeted at students with a specific interest in this sector who are willing to get involved and participate during the college year. Since places on the course are limited, applicants will be interviewed.


One of the main aims of the course is to prepare a comprehensive portfolio that will help students to progress via the FETAC Higher Education Links Scheme to courses such as (for example):

  • BA (Honours) in Film & Television Production - IADT (DL045)
  • BA (Honours) in Design in Visual Communications - IADT (DL043)
  • BA (Film & Broadcasting) - DIT (DT504)
  • BA (Honours) in Photography - IADT (DL042)

For full information on progression through the Higher Education Links Scheme please go to and contact the individual universities and colleges.

Course content:

  • Film Studies
  • Script Writing
  • Digital Film Making & Post Production
  • Radio & Audio Production
  • News Writing & Newspaper Design
  • Photography
  • Photoshop
  • Graphic Design
  • Computer Illustration

Course Cost:

The cost of this course varies depending on an applicant's status. Further information on course charges is available here.

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