The Communication Studies course is structured around four key elements: core modules, core modules, production modules, and optional modules.
The first year core modules provide a foundation in the disciplines you will need for more advanced work in later years.
The core modules in years two and three will help you develop a critical awareness of developments in the areas of communication, media, and cultural studies.
Production modules ensure that you develop skills in audio, video, images, and communication / presentation skills.
With your optional modules, you will develop expertise in a number of key areas that reflect your particular skills and aspirations. Senior’s Optional (Non-Productive) Research Project is an original academic piece of work.
You will develop a theoretical understanding of communication, the media and society while learning the basics of media production.
Benefit from a performance line that runs in parallel to the audio, image and video production modules
Participate and contribute to the oldest Bachelor of its kind in Ireland, with a reputation for academic and creative excellence.
Learn from staff with a wide range of professional experience in print and electronic media, academic research, and teaching.
Communications professionals are needed in almost every industry. A Communications graduate can take advantage of opportunities in a variety of sectors in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
Through your Communication Studies degree here at DCU, you will gain strong skills in critical and analytical thinking, the ability to question and understand our societies through the media and the culture, as well as how to communicate through all forms of media.
This course offers great flexibility for your future career that will allow you to work and live anywhere, move between sectors and follow your passion, whether in a creative role, participation in a political campaign or fundraiser for a non-profit organization; among many other jobs and careers.
Good communications are also essential for leadership positions in any business or industry. The title also provides a solid foundation for further study.
- Internal communications
- Communications consulting
- Film making / television programming
- Independent media and production companies
- Public service
- Marketing / advertising in digital media
- Event handling
- Internal public relations communications