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Try gain experience in some area of construction if possible to see if it’s for you. If you’re interested in a 9-5 job this is not for you!

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DK863
Communications in Creative Media

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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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4 Years
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This course aims to produce graduates with skills in both conventional and new media, through combining traditional and individual communication and media production skills with a high level of training in multimedia production. There is a strong emphasis on the use of computing technology.

A Work Placement is also included in the course along with a wide variety of electives in areas such as Design, Audio, Media Production and Web Development. 

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DK863 - Communications in Creative Media
Dundalk IT

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DK863 - Communications in Creative Media
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To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
3 Distinctions

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Though non-exhaustive, graduates from this programme will be equipped to follow career paths in the following areas:

Design: Design, Multimedia Design, Web Design, Interaction/UI Design, Motion Design
Planning & Strategy: Information Architect/User-experience Architect, Digital Media Strategist
Authoring: Web Developer, App Design/Developer
Management: Web/Multimedia Project Manager, Social Media Strategist, Communications Officer, Media Planner, Media Buyer, Digital Marketing
Content Creation: Copywriter, Content editor, Digital Image Producer, Creative Video Producer, Digital Marketing, Sound Designer



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