Creative Writing and Cultural Studies Level 5

Creative Writing and Cultural Studies Level 5

About The Course

1 Year Full Time Creative Writing Course
QQI Level 5
Course Fees: €300

Creative Writing and Cultural Studies

This one year course provides an extensive introduction to a wide range creative writing, media, literature, and culture.

Participants will produce writing for  fiction, scripts for theatre, television, radio,film, and journalism. Students  will be introduced to a wide range of literature appropriate to all modules on offer, and there are numerous opportunities to attend theatre productions, films, media events, and other cultural events throughout the year.

On completion, each student will have an exciting portfolio, a selection of which will be professionally published in the end of year publication.

Course Director: Colin Carters

  • Writing for Novel & Short Story
  • Writing for Theatre
  • Writing for Television, Radio and Film
  • Writing for Journalism
  • English Literature
  • Media Analysis
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Documentary Photography
  • Work Placement
  • Communications

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


QQI Media Production 5M18518

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects including an O5/H7 in English
or Leaving Certificate Applied
or QQI Level 4
Equivalent qualifications will be considered

Mature applicants who have relevant industry experience and may not meet the above requirements are welcome to apply.

All applicants will be interviewed. Applicants will be asked to produce examples of their written work at interview including samples of story writing, scripts, journalism and/or essays.

Progression Opportunities and Employment Prospects

Progression Opportunities

There are excellent progression routes, with graduates from this course going on to study a fantastic range of subjects at level 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Subject areas include;  English Literature, Film Studies, Arts, Theatre Studies, Journalism, Media production, Creative Writing, Humanities, Music production, Multimedia, Drama Therapy.  There is also an immediate progression route to the QQI  level 6 Creative Writing & Cultural Studies course in Inchicore College.

Employment Prospects

Employers want articulate and creative graduates. Our graduates have gained employment in many of the areas explored on the course with others producing their own self-directed creative work in film, play-writing, media, journalism and education.

Graduate Profile

Maria Hayden

“Attending Inchicore College gave me sufficient tools and writing skills to accomplish (so far!), a fairly high standard in my academic life. As a mature student, I had not participated in academic education since the age of 16. I have since completed a double honours Arts Degree in NUIM, and a Masters in Drama Therapy.”

Daniel Wade

“The idea for my first play began in Inchicore College.” Daniel went on to study English, Media and Culture in IADT. He was prize winner in the Hennessey Poetry competition in 2015, and in 2016 his play, The Collector, premiered in The New Theatre, Dublin.

David Swaine

“I want your Job.” David left ICFE with the intention of returning one day as a teacher. After completing a degree in Humanities through St Patricks College DCU, he did a Higher Diploma in Further Education in Maynooth, followed by a masters degree in Irish Writing. David currently runs an evening class in creative writing, as well as working full time as the education facilitator in Pieta House.

Niamh Brunell

“I loved my time at Inchicore College. I always felt like I mattered when I was there. I always felt that the staff had a genuine interest in me and wanted to help me achieve my potential.” After Inchicore, Niamh did a mature student access course in Pearse College, followed by a Degree in Visual and Critical studies in DIT, Mountjoy Square. She is currently deputy manager in Jigsaw, Arnotts.


I loved my time at Inchicore College. I always felt like I mattered when I was there