Psychology, Media and Creativity

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Psychology, Media and Creativity

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Media Studies, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module introduces first year Communication and Multimedia students to concepts and theories that will assist them in contextualizing an introduction to broad psychological theories of communication. It aims to familiarize students with a range of ideas and theories which have influenced the broad multi-disciplinary area and facilitate an overview of social-psychology’s importance and relevance. Many of these theories will feed directly into student’s research and production in subsequent years and help to build critical and creative awareness, as they work towards their final production/dissertation.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Explain the core concepts of the theoretical perspectives examined within the module.
    2. Present a theoretically informed appreciation of a major theory of communications psychology.
    3. Write an academic essay on the psychology of communications.
    4. Recognise the key determinants of psychological influences on various modes of communication.
    5. Apply contrasting theoretical perspectives to critical questions within a written assignment.
    6. Reference assignments using the Harvard System.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.