Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

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Jason Ruane

Computer Programmer

Intel

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Possibly useful qualities/interests:

A predisposition towards technical problems, such as puzzles or machinery. An interest in the nature of how things work, such as the desire to disassemble machinery/gadgetry to unlock its inner workings.

An inventive side; one who uses the parts of other gadgets, to make a new personalised gadget. Interested in high tech gear: gadgetry of all forms.

A capacity to learn processes for oneself e.g. seeing a puzzle solved and then repeating it.

Skills: Technical subjects such as Maths or electronics. Programming is very accessible to anyone with a basic home PC and some internet connection so try it out and see if you like it.

Values: If you value the solving of an intricate, convoluted problem, for it's own sake and find that rewarding, then any engineering job will come easily.

Education: Firm basis in Maths and the sciences. People are hired into engineering positions here from backgrounds such as science and computing primarily.

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Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Posted on November 2, 2017

*NEW* Creative Broadcast & Film Production

Level 7 & Level 8

What is the programme about?

This skills based programme offers learners an exciting opportunity to explore the world of the broadcast media industry, covering a range of disciplines across Film & TV Production, Visual Effects, editing, radio, audio mixing, photography, as well as broadcast technologies across a range of new and traditional media platforms. Upon successful completion of this Level 7 BS.c. programme students can progress to level 8 BS.c (Honours).

We offer our students a range of prospects for both academic & career progression in the broadcast, film, creative media industries, as well as extensive hands on production work experience. If you have a story to tell, we will show you how.

Who is the programme suited to?

If you are Interested in filmmaking and storytelling on screen, this course aims to develop the practical creative and technical skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in the dynamic world of film and broadcast production across a range of screen platforms.

On completion of a Degree in Creative Broadcast & Film production, students can progress to work in a variety of audio visual industries.

  • Camera Operations
  • Sound Engineering & Mixing
  • Sound Recording
  • Data Wrangling
  • Lighting Operator
  • VFX & Motion Graphics
  • Radio
  • Games Development
  • Research & Production Assistant
  • Foley & Sound Effects
  • Production Assistant Live Events
  • Photography
  • Post Production Video Editor
  • CGI Digital Art Direction
  • Multimedia promotions & Event Management

Graduates of the Level 8 programme will have detailed knowledge in the following areas: Audio and Visual production, broadcast and copyright law, signal processing. Music Theory and Practice. Graduates will be able to integrate this knowledge to solve day-to-day audio and video production problems. From project work experience, graduates will be able to apply themselves directly to the area of audio and video production and post production.

Graduate Profile/Industry Testimonial:

I am now a senior editor at Sirk productions in Manhattan New York. My job includes two TV series called The Inside Reel, which is where we work directly with directors and actors and talk about their movies, and On The Scene where we meet with top chefs, theatre companies, orchestras etc., which both go out on PBS and the web. I am also the assistant editor on a new American late night chat show called TuNite.¯

Steve O'Carroll, Editor, Sirk Productions. 

More information to follow here


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