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Information for Incoming Students


May I extend a warm welcome to all our visiting exchange students and trust that you will have an enjoyable and fruitful time here in the School of Media at the DIT.

The School of Media is Ireland’s largest and oldest media school. The learning resources here in Aungier Street and Grangegorman are first class and you will enjoy access to state of the art IT facilities, learning platforms and media library.

The majority of these facilities are situated in downtown Dublin, a vibrant and dynamic capital with an exciting range of theatres, live music venues and cultural events. Your presence amongst us is valued also because you help to bring an international perspective to our local students. Do make the effort to network and socialise with your fellow students. May I strongly recommend that you join one of the many societies and sport clubs.

Dublin is a wonderful city but there is much else in Ireland you should experience. Make the effort to see the rest of Ireland. It will be the beginning of a lifelong relationship! You will find our staff and students friendly and helpful but do not hesitate to contact to me if you feel you need specific advice and guidance.

I wish you every success in your studies at School of Media.

Yours sincerely, 
Tony Murray 
Erasmus Coordinator School of Media

All applications for both Erasmus and the Exchange Program are managed by DIT's International Office. You should visit their page for deadlines, application forms and Q&A

Learning Agreement

Once your have been successful in your Exchange or Erasmus application you will need to consider what modules to take while at DIT. Choosing the right modules is key to having a successful learning experience while at the School of Media. However, there are some practicalities and logistics considerations to selecting modules. While it may appear that you can take any modules from our Module Catalogue, much of what is available will be dictated by the timetable of the programme you are joining. In addition to the modules listed below there are two additional modules offered to Exchange and Erasmus students.


Two specific modules have been designed for you. Irish Cultural Studies is an exciting module designed to introduce you to the rich and varied aspects of historical and contemporary Irish life and culture. English for Academic Purposes is design to support non-English speaking students to improve your spoken English and writing.




Indicative Timetable for Semester 1. September 2018

Please note that the following is an indicative timetable and is subject to change. However it will give you a good indication as to what modules are available for the coming semester. Fourth year modules are not generally available to Erasmus or Exchange students. In addition to the modules offered by the School of Media you can also take a module in Irish Cultural Studies and English for Academic Purposes


BA Journalism DT582

Journalism Year 1

Monday am:  Explorations in Journalism (JOUR 1005)

Monday pm:  Reporting News 1.1 (JOUR 1004)


Tuesday am:  Reporting News 1.1 (JOUR 1004)

Tuesday am:  Intro to Academic Writing (MED 2020)


Wednesday am:  Reporting News 1.1 (JOUR 1004)

Wednesday pm:  Reporting News 1.1 (JOUR 1004)


Thursday am:  Intro to Digital Technology (MED 1007)

Thursday am:  Explorations in Journalism (JOUR 1005)


Thursday pm:  Introduction to Media Theory (MED 2021)

Thursday pm:  Intro to photojournalism (JOUR 1019)


Friday am:  Intro to Academic Writing (MED 2020)

Friday pm:  Independent study and group production

Journalism Year 2

Monday:  Independent study and group production


Tuesday am:  Shorthand (JOUR 1001)

Tuesday am:  Independent study and group production


Wednesday am:  Local News Reporting (JOUR 2006)

Wednesday am:  News Production (JOUR 9008)

Wednesday pm:  Intro to Journalism Studies (JOUR 2010)


Thursday am:  News Production for Print (NEWS 2000)

Thursday am:  Radio News: TV News Presenting (NEWS 2001)

Thursday pm:  Online Jouralism 1.1 (JOUR 2009)


Friday:  Independent study and group production

Journalism: Year 3

Monday am:  Media Policy: Nat. & Intl Dims (MED 3021)

Monday am:  Media Law (MED 3009)

Monday pm:  Independent study and group production


Tuesday am: The Liberty 2 (JOUR 3001)

Tuesday am:  Journ in a Globalisation World (CRIT 3005)

Tuesday pm:  Independent study and group production 


Wednesday am:  Radio Reporting & Production (JOUR 3002)

Wednesday pm:  Media Law (MED 3009)


Thursday am:  Investigative Journalism (JOUR 3006)

Thursday pm:  Independent study and group production


Friday: Independent study and group production


BA Film and Broadcasting DT504

Film and Broadcasting: Year 1

Monday:  Telling Tales: Still Image (MED 1010) or Telling Tales Through Video (MED 1008)


Tuesday am:  Film & Media Literacy (MED 1020)

Tuesday am:  Introduction to Media Theory (CRIT 1020)


Wednesday:  Independent study and group production


Thursday am:  Introduction to Film Theory (MED 1016)

                      Introduction to Media Theory (MED 2021)

Thursday pm:  Introduction to Media Theory (MED 2021) (Tutorial)


Friday am:  Telling Tales Through Audio (MED 1009)

                  Film & Media Literacy (MED 1020)

Friday pm:  Telling Tales Through Audio (MED 1009)

Film and Broadcasting: Year 2

Monday:  Television Production (MED 2008) or Audio Production (MED 2009)


Tuesday am:  Narratives of Race, Ex & ID (MED 2024)

Tuesday Pm:  Online Production (MED 2005)


Wednesday:  Independent study and group production


Thursday am:  Independent study and group production

Thursday pm: Media & Modernity (MED 2022)


Friday:  Narrative Production (MED 2010)

Film and Broadcasting: Year 3

Monday am:  Media Policy: Nat. & Intl Dims (MED 3021)

Monday pm:  Documentary Production (MED 3013)


Tuesday am:  Documentary Production (MED 3013)


Tuesday am:  Independent study and group production


Wednesday am:  Independent study and group production

Wednesday pm:  Media Law (MED 3009)


Thursday:  Independent study and group production


Friday am:  Scriptwriting (MED 3017)

Friday am:  Studies in Documentary (MED 3022)

Friday pm:  Media Management (MED 3016)


BA Photography DT559

Photography: Year 1

Monday:  Making Images (PHOT 1008)


Tuesday am:  Visual Studies 2 (CRIT 1011)

Tuesday am:  Visual Studies 1 (CRIT 1001)


Wednesday:  Making Images (PHOT 1008)


Thursday am:  Intro to Digital Technology (MED 1007)

Thursday am:  Intro to Academic Writing (MED 2020)


Friday am:  Intro to Academic Writing (MED 2020)

Friday pm

Photography: Year 2

Monday:  Independent study and group production


Tuesday:  Phot Prac 4: Narrative (PHOT 2007)


Wednesday am:  Photo Theory & Criticism 1 (CRIT 2001)

Wednesday pm:  Histories of Photography (CRIT 2000)


Thursday am:  Phot Prac 4: Narrative (PHOT 2007)

Thursday am:  Phot Prac 5:Mont Techs&Context (PHOT 2009)

Thursday pm: Media Ethics (MED 3034)


Friday:  Independent study and group production

Photography: Year 3

Monday:  Independent study


Tuesday:  Independent study


 Wednesday am:  Phot Prac 8: The Photobook (PHOT 3008)

Wednesday pm: Independent study


Thursday am: Photo Theory & Critism 3 (CRIT 3000)

Thursday pm:  Phot Prac9:Photog as Ext Media (PHOT 3019)


Friday:  Independent study





Information for outgoing DIT students

Studying abroad is a central part of Erasmus+ and has been shown to have a positive effect on later job prospects. It is also an opportunity to improve language skills, gain self-confidence and independence and immerse yourself in a new culture.

Erasmus+ helps organise student exchanges within Erasmus+ Programme countries and to and from Partner countries. By studying abroad with Erasmus+, you can improve your communication, language and inter-cultural skills and gain soft skills highly valued by future employers. Read more about the benefits of an exchange abroad.

You can also combine your period spent studying abroad in a Programme country with a traineeship to gain work experience — ever more important when starting out on the job market. Access to Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support will help you learn the language used for your studies if you are moving between Programme countries. Students with physical, mental or health-related conditions may apply for additional funding after they have been selected to study abroad.

For more information on Erasmus and Exchange point your browser to: http://www.dit.Friday/Erasmus and Exchange/


The School of Media has exchange programes with a number of European and American universities. These include: 


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