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Course Code(s):  5M2146
QQI Award Code:  5M2146 Multimedia Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Drogheda Institute of Further Education

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Course overview

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

Course Description

This one year in Multimedia Production is designed to introduce students to the dynamic, creative field of Multimedia. Students will develop proficient skills using core applications within the Adobe Creative Suite of software and will also develop key skills relating to time management, team-work and independent study skills.

Introduction to Image Manipulation, Digital Illustration, Digital Animation, Interactive Media and Web Authoring / Design.

What will you Study?

Design Skills
Multimedia Authoring 5N1299
Multimedia Project Development 5N1300
Computer Illustrated Graphics 5N1929
Image Processing 5N1292
Web Authoring 5N1910
The Internet 5N1611
Communications 5N0690
Work Preparation and Experience
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.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
EMMPX 5M2146

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Advertising Account Manager   Advertising Copywriter  
Graphic Designer   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Typographer   Creative Director  
Screen Printer   Web Designer / Developer  
Network Administrator   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Network Engineer   Database Administrator  
Web Editor   Web / Scrum Master  
App Developer - Android /iOS   Games Designer  
Multimedia Technical Manager   Multimedia Producer  
Multimedia Designer   IT Consultant  
Computer Hardware Engineer   Games Tester  
Big Data Specialist   Games Programmer  
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician   Test Lead - Software  
Computer Systems Technician   Computer Scientist  
Technical Architect - Data   IT Project Manager  
IT Manager   Forensic Computer Analyst  
Computer Programmer   Software Engineer  
Computer Systems Analyst   IT Security Specialist  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Data Analyst  
Software Developer / Architect   Computer System Administrator  
Software Localisation Engineer / Tester   Multimedia Writer  
Computer Assembly Technician   Computer / IT Support Specialist  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Computer Trainer / Instructor  
Director - TV/Film   Screenwriter  
Fashion Stylist   Librarian / Archivist / Curator  
Information Officer   Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport  
Broadcasting Researcher   Newspaper - Magazine Editor  
Desktop Publisher   Broadcasting Production Assistant  
Media Researcher   Literary agent  
Journalist - Radio / Television   Writer  
Journalist / Reporter   Lexicographer  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Media & Publishing
Computers & ICT
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