Teenagers offered ‘fun’ taster of media careers

Crisis management and camera work part of one-week summer course at UCD campus

UCD:  home of the summer media course

UCD: home of the summer media course


Are you, or do you know, a teenager keen on working in the media?

An early taster might help further their interest, or at least give a snapshot of what it might be like as a career.

The Irish Academy of Public Relations is introducing a new summer media course that offers a “broad overview of the communications industry” over a five-day period at University College Dublin (UCD).

The course, which runs at UCD’s Belfield campus from July 4th to July 8th, is divided into one day each for public relations, journalism, event management, radio and TV presenting.

Participants, who must be aged 13 to 17, will tackle crisis management, write a news story, organise an event, record in the radio studio and present to camera, and at the end of the week they get a certificate in media skills and a souvenir video.

“It is going to be great fun,” the academy promises. More information is available from info@irishacademy.com.

The organisation has also just piloted a radio presenting skills course for transition-year students in Malahide Community School and is encouraging transition-year teachers to get in touch if they fancy offering the course at their school.