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If you are really interested in people and have good interpersonal skills, you will find this job very rewarding.

Like a lot of jobs, you will not be using all the theoretical knowledge you gained in University or College, but you will develop significant management potential and the environment is stimulating and rewarding.

As an engineer, you will probably spend about 50% of your time in the office, and the other 50% out in the plant.

You should also expect that you may be asked if you are willing to travel abroad. This would be very attractive to most people, and a definite means to gain great experience, but it may not suit everyone.

You should ideally be a balanced person, someone with a good deal of technical knowledge, but also a good ability to deal with people.

Responsibility and challenges will be given to you from day one, and if you can handle the pressure, you will gain more and more responsibilities, ultimately leading you to gain invaluable experience, and undoubtedly onto a successful management position.

With the global nature of ICL's parent company CRH, this could be yours in Ireland or one of many countries worldwide.

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Multimedia Production & Games Design

Course Code(s):  5M2146
QQI Award Code:  5M2146 Multimedia Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Galway Technical Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2146
QQI Award Code 5M2146 Multimedia Production
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course provides learners with the technical and organisational skills required to work in the Digital Media Industry. Throughout the year, students will participate in applied learning projects where they explore various roles in a range of production scenarios. These include Animator, Designer, Camera Person, Video Editor, Sound Editor and Project Manager. In addition to this, students are encouraged to seek a two week work placement in an appropriate production role.

This course is delivered in the GTI sound studios and Computer Music Labs, with classroom support for theoretical aspects of the programme. Throughout the year, students are assigned projects and must also prove their competence in a number of practical skills demonstrations.

What will you Study?

Multimedia Authoring 5N1299
Multimedia Project Development 5N1300
Design Skills 5N0784
3D Modelling and Animation
Games Analysis Design 5N1651
Digital Movie Processing 5N1605
Object Oriented Programming with Sound 5N0541
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356

Optional Modules:
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths.
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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