If you are creative, love variety and challenges, and are passionate about a particular media, then a career in the Media & Arts industry should be considered. The industry represents all that is the 21st Century; continuously changing, dynamic, global, tech driven. New job opportunities regularly become available as new products, programs and technologies are developed. However due to the industries exciting nature competition for new job opportunities in Ireland can be fierce.
The "creative industries" is a new term used to describe the varied range of tasks, working environments and media used to create products and services. Work in the media is carried out in highly collaborative environment; roles and tasks are no longer entirely separate or definable, so unlike traditional professions (e.g. Medicine, Teaching and Law) there is no specific set of courses graduates can pursue that will guarantee success. However don't worry, all this means is that you should study a relevant course, do some extra research and be prepared to work your butt off.
The industry encompasses many job specifications within journalism, print media, film, television, software, gaming, multimedia and radio among others.
The publishing field can be broken down into three categories; consumer books, children's books and educational publishing. For graduates there are various roles available in Ireland, these include jobs as an assistant editor, copy editor, or with a design team who ensure a professional looking finish.