New Courses 2013

The BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Independent College provides the highest level undergraduate education in counselling and psychotherapy. It incorporates a multi-disciplinary approach including CBT, psychology, psychoanalysis, philosophy, humanistic and integrative psychotherapy, applied psychotherapy and counselling and psychotherapy practice-based skills.

The Certificate in Digital Design is a professional development award drawn from the wider Bachelor’s of the Arts (Hons) in Journalism and Digital Media. Comprised of two sequential modules, Introduction to Digital Design and Digital Design II, the short course focuses on skilling-up professionals in the use of Adobe’s Creative Suite software.

The Certificate in Multimedia and Web Design is a professional development award drawn from the wider Bachelor’s of the Arts (Hons) in Journalism and Digital Media. Comprised of three sequential modules, Web Presentation & Production, Multimedia & Web Design and Multimedia & Web Design II, the short course focuses on developing and honing  the specific skills necessary to effectively design and communicate participants’ digital identities, products and brands across the Web.

The Certificate in Digital Media Skills and Entrepreneurship is a professional development award drawn from the wider Bachelor’s of the Arts (Hons) in Journalism and Digital Media. Intended for participants who already hold an Ordinary degree, for those who have at least two years’ experience in the field of media, journalism or business or creative and motivated individuals looking to develop their own ideas as self-employed entrepreneurs, this course provides practical and experiential learning in the areas of marketing and publicising participants’ identities, their products and their brands to wider audiences.

BA (Hons) in Creative Digital Media: On this course, you will develop expertise in media production, event design, audience research and media criticism. You will become a flexible producer of content for digital media networks, developing excellent presentation and organisational skills. From the very beginning of the course, you will engage with the city of Dublin and its digital and cultural landscape, with a strong emphasis on field work and internships. You will make and create content for media projects, including digital photographic, video and web-based work and your work will be exhibited in digital and traditional forms.

LL.B (Hons) Irish Law with Accounting: The LL.B (Hons) Irish Law with Accounting degree is a four year undergraduate programme in the study of Irish law and accounting. As a dual disciplinary degree programme students have the flexibility of catering their study towards either the legal or accountancy professions or a combination of both. The programme will provide students with a basis to pursue a career in business or law thereby expanding the potential career opportunities for graduates of the programme.

BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance: Both Accounting and Finance are core components of insuring the success of any business entity. The BA programme provides each student with an in-depth knowledge of the area of accounting and finance as well as the practical skills, both of which are essential in the rapidly changing and highly competitive world of business. This in turn then creates a number of opportunities for advancement within a whole range of organisations.

BA (Hons) in Marketing: The main objectives of this programme is the provision of a comprehensive educational framework covering the requirements and operation of all aspects of the marketing and sales functions in business organisations, and the major changes taking place in their theory and practice. The marketing function, in particular, has been the subject of significant change in recent years through various developments, for instance the growth of viral marketing, social networking and related developments. An important aim of this programme is to provide for students a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to enable them to become effective marketing professionals in this changing environment.

Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Marketing Management: Covering all the major business studies areas and topics, the ICM Diploma in Marketing programme has, over a fifteen year period, achieved international recognition and is now undertaken by students in over 100 countries. In addition to providing a comprehensive knowledge of each of the major business functions, the structure of the course ensures that students have the widest possible range of career, employment and higher education options open to them on completion of their studies.

Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Commercial Management: Covering all the major business studies areas and topics, the ICM Diploma in Commercial Management programme has, over a fifteen year period, achieved international recognition and is now undertaken by students in over 100 countries. In addition to providing a comprehensive knowledge of each of the major business functions, the structure of the course ensures that students have the widest possible range of career, employment and higher education options open to them on completion of their studies.


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