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What is Communication Studies like in DCU?

  • 27-06-2017 9:44pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2 Ella89


    Considering studying Communication Studies in DCU and wondering if anyone who is doing it/ has done it has any advice re. contact hours per week, workload, assessment and any good/bad aspects of the course? It sounds really interesting and am wondering what type of person it is most suited to, any advice much appreciated.


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    Ella89 wrote: »
    Considering studying Communication Studies in DCU and wondering if anyone who is doing it/ has done it has any advice re. contact hours per week, workload, assessment and any good/bad aspects of the course? It sounds really interesting and am wondering what type of person it is most suited to, any advice much appreciated.

    Hi, I asked Amy O Reilly (a communications graduate this year) to answer this for you:

    'The course has very little contact hours per week, it will vary between 9 and 14 hours a week. Which is very manageable.
    Per each contact hour we are advised to do 4 hours of work outside of lectures.
    Our time is spent in the Mac labs editing or out in the field recording or capturing images. We also have a large portion of readings in our theory based subjects.

    The course is half assessed through continuous assessments and end of term essays and the other half is test based. We offer a good blend of theory (study of audiences, social media, business of media etc) and practice (media training - we have 2 radio studios, a TV studio and a photo lab including darkroom). Also, Communications at DCU offers a broad scope if you are not sure yet where in media you are headed, or what role would suit you. We also emphasise the practice of keeping a portfolio. And our Media Production Society has been a launchpad for many media careers."

    Amy also has a blog you might find useful to read: http://dcublogger.tumblr.com/post/150123146278/amy-communications

    Jonny


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