The programme is very collaborative incorporating event management, leadership skills, production and design and social media tools. You will participate in traditional lectures, online modules and work placement which all equip you with the skills – and provide many opportunities – to put the knowledge you have gained into practice through real world case studies, assignments and a significant work placement.
The programme includes multiple opportunities for you to engage with industry, including volunteerism, industry practice and a substantial summer work placement
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.
QQI FET/FETAC Links
This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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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.
The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.
Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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.
Graduates of this programme will be highly employable and employment opportunities in this sector are increasing nationally and globally and vary considerably. Employers range from:
- Specialist event companies and venues
- Large corporate organisations wishing to recruit specialist staff to co-ordinate staff/client events, product launches, etc.
- Non-profit/charity sector
- Tourism/cultural events and festivals
- Sports venues, events and organisations
- Government and semi-state agencies
- Convention bureaus
- PR and marketing companies