At the School of Media in DIT we believe in preparing our graduates for the ever changing field of media by engaging them in a balanced combination of the academic analysis of mass media and in the fine craft of media production.
The School of Media has 38 full time academic staff, one full time school administrator and four full time technical staff. All student registration, examination administration and accounting functions are managed at the level of the campus, covering the two constituent schools of the College of Arts and Tourism located in the Aungier St campus of the Institute (Media and Languages, Law and Society), in addition to the College of Business located in Aungier Street. Other administrative functions are operated at the level of the Institute, including the admissions function. Additionally, the College provides a Head of Learning and Teaching to support the development and implementation of relevant activity in that area, and the implementation of quality assurance.
The School has strongly developed its research profile in the past decade. Most staff members participate in research to some degree, with some staff members strongly involved in focussed research areas. This has been driven by two factors: recruitment of staff who are active in research; and facilitation of staff members to pursue research towards the achievement of doctoral qualifications.
There has been a very strong influence from staff research on the taught programmes in the school, in addition to the recruitment of postgraduate research students. Within the various programmes, staff research interests have led to the development of focussed elective modules, or focussed streams of modules, in advanced areas of media, journalism and digital media.