Further Education

Further Education 2024-2025

Global Media and Online Journalism 5M5048

This course provides students with the opportunity to explore the world of Global media. It focuses on developing the skills required to work in the world of online journalism and gives students a critical understanding of the dynamic media environment, which increasingly shapes and influences our society and our lives.

This course is designed to:

This programme aims to provide you with an introduction to the world of Global Media and Online Journalism. It will give you a critical understanding of the 21st Century complex global media industry. It will prepare you to further your studies at third level or to pursue employment in the global media market.

Entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent

  • Pre-entry guidance meeting

  • Mature applicants welcome

Course Content
  • Appreciation of Art, Craft & Design 5N0755
  • Media Analysis 5N1298
  • Documentary Photography 5N1271
  • Digital Editing 5N1438
  • Radio Programme Production 5N1379
  • Journalistic Research Skills 6N5450
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Communications 5N0690
Optional Modules

Learners may also have the opportunity to study from Maths as an extra module.

How the course is taught

GTI has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners. We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning. Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable. We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.


Global Media and Online Journalism (Creative Media) 5M5048

Progression to Higher Education
  • Students who successfully complete this course may have entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the Higher Education Links Schemes.

  • FOR EXAMPLE: Successful students may be considered for entry to the following courses:


Atlantic Technological University * Creative Media and Storytelling (AU616) https://www.gmit.ie/bachelor-of-arts-honours-in-creative-media-and-storytelling * BA Film and Documentary (AU615) https://www.gmit.ie/bachelor-of-arts-honours-in-film-and-documentary * BA in Design (AU519) https://www.gmit.ie/bachelor-of-arts-in-design-common-entry


TUS Limerick * Creative Media and Design (US804) https://lit.ie/courses/lc517 * Immersive Digital Media (US825) https://lit.ie/courses/lc234 * Digital Animation Production (US805) https://lit.ie/courses/lc518

University of Limerick * BA in Journalism and Digital Communication (US803) https://www.ait.ie/courses/US803 * BA in Digital Culture and Communications (LM002) https://www.ul.ie/courses/digital-culture-and-communications


TU Dublin * Creative Digital Media (TU796) https://www.tudublin.ie/study/undergraduate/courses/creative-digital-media-tu796/ * Creative Industries and Visual Culture (TU978) https://www.tudublin.ie/study/undergraduate/courses/creative-industries--visual-culture-tu978/ * Creative Digital Media (TU981) https://www.tudublin.ie/study/undergraduate/courses/creative-digital-media-tu981/

IADT * English and Media (DL849) https://iadt.ie/courses/english-media/ * Photography and Visual Media (DL833) https://iadt.ie/courses/photography-visual-media/ * New Media Studies (DL837) https://iadt.ie/courses/new-media-studies/

Griffith College * BA Film TV and Screen Media (GC456) https://www.griffith.ie/faculties/creative-arts-and-screen-media/courses/ba-film-tv-and-screen-media-production

Maynooth * BA Media Studies (MH109) https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/media-studies/our-courses/ba-media-studies


Student Contribution: €175

Please note: Additional charges may apply. Details TBC.


This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May

Please Note

GTI reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.