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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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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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LY437
Animation

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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Animation appears everywhere - as children’s cartoons, advertisements, music videos, computer games, title sequences, special effects and as experimental and short films. There is no limit to the variety of materials and methods that can be used to make animated films.  The creative possibilities in producing animation make it the ideal media for anyone who wants to see their ideas come vividly to life.

This is a creative animation course offering a broad range of skills designed to enable you to operate independently within the commercial environment after graduation. The contemporary animation industry requires creative thinkers who can operate flexibly within different aspects of animation production.

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LY437 - Animation
Letterkenny IT

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LY437 - Animation
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
ACADX  5M1940  Computer Aided Design
ACXXX  5M1981  Creative Craft
AACDX  5M1984  Art, Craft and Design
AAXXX  5M1985  Art
AGDXX  5M1995  Graphic Design
EPXXX  5M2094  Photography
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
ADESX  5M2208  Design
  5M5048  Creative Media
AIDXX  5M5054  Interior Design
ETFPX  5M5158  Film and Television Production
EMMWD    Multimedia and Web Development

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Employment prospects are currently very good for animation graduates with the correct skill sets and portfolio.  There is growing demand for animation content and for highly skilled graduates, which shows no sign of slowing. Many of the larger Irish Animation companies are producing large volumes of content for broadcasters such as the BBC and Disney, meaning that employment prospects appear good for graduates of dedicated animation programmes.



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