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It is essential to be a very patient and organised person. Also you must have a sense of humour, be easy going and not take yourself too seriously.
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Posted on October 17, 2017

BA in Creative Digital Media at IT Tallaght

As a Creative Media student at IT Tallaght, you’ll be thinking, designing and creating from your first days in the door. The course attracts ambitious, talented people who want a practical, hands-on education that prepares them for careers in the media and cultural sectors.

An exciting range of practice-based modules allows students to specialise as they move through the programme. You’ll also be studying and discussing the role of the media in society keeping an eye to emerging 21st century social and technological trends.

To give you an idea of what's involved in the course, our website was designed and developed by third year students as part of their project work, have a look here.


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