Bachelor of Arts in Youth and Community Studies with New Media at IT Tralee

An innovative new programme designed to meet the growing demand for youth and community workers across a variety of settings.

Youth and Community workers promote and support active communities. The BA in Youth and Community Studies with New Media at IT Tralee is a three year level 7 (TL782) or four year level 8 (TL882) professional degree course for school leavers and mature students. This innovative degree programme places twenty-first century skills at the heart of learning. 

The combination of new media skills and academic content gives students an excellent grounding in the closely linked fields of youth and community work, along with the chance to acquire new skills in a range of areas including new media and digital technology, creativity, critical thinking and communication. 

These skills are integrated seamlessly throughout the programme so that graduates are competent and resourceful practitioners, capable of applying and integrating these new media skills, tools and creativity into your professional life.

Staff teaching is supported by guest lectures, practitioner workshops and practice learning, all of which aim to develop a deeper professional engagement with the sector. A wide range of subjects are covered in areas such as social exclusion, community development, promoting social cohesion, reflective practice with young people and communities, and using digital media and new technology to enhance youth and community development. 

During this applied programme students will undertake two substantial periods of practice placement which provide opportunity to put theory into practice. Supervised practice also enhances future career development by providing opportunities to establish networks and working relationships in your chosen field.

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