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University of Limerick - UL
University of Limerick - UL
Course Code
LM122
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
4 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
330
Points Change

Course Summary

Music, Media and Performance Technology LM122
Music, Media and Performance Technology LM122

This programme allows you to take a variety of subjects centred on a human approach to computing technologies before deciding to choose a specific course. On entry into the Creative Media and Interaction Design programme, two different B.Sc. courses will be open to you as follows:

  • B.Sc. Music Media and Performance Technology
  • B.Sc. Digital Media Design

These two programs require three years of study in addition to the one year for LM122. Creative Media and Interaction Design offers exposure to a variety of subjects relating to different areas of computing, art and interaction. You will follow a common first semester programme of study, and then you will specify your preference for one of the above two courses. In the event that a programme is over-subscribed, places will be allocated based on UL exam performance.

Course Details

College Link > LM122 - Creative Media and Interaction Design (Common Entry)

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Creative

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

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.

Investigative

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Linguistic

The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

Career Progression

The career opportunities will depend primarily on the BSc course chosen by you, typical areas are:

B.Sc. Music Media and Performance Technology: Multimedia Programmer-Artist; Software Developer for Digital Art Applications; Sound and Video Engineer; Video Editor; Audio- Visual Post Production; Radio and Television Broadcasting; Audio- Visual Artist; Researcher in Media, Music and Visuals

B.Sc. Digital Media Design: Interaction Designer; User Experience Designer; Web Designer; Social Media Specialist; User Interface Designer; Usability Specialist; Multimedia Developer; Multimedia Project Coordinator; Design Consultant; Interaction Design Researcher.

Both courses offer attractive postgraduate options, both nationally and internationally, leading to Masters and PhDs awards.

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

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