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Whilst in secondary school, I changed my mind many a time regarding the career path I wanted to pursue! I always knew that I wanted to work with people but was unsure about the profession which would most suit my interests and skills in this regard.

While in school, I definitely found that being unsure about the type or area of work you want to pursue is a very difficult and confusing position to be in, especially given the array of career choices now available and the pressure one feels in trying to make one’s mind up.

To this end, I would strongly advise anybody in this position to research courses and job descriptions well in order to make the most informed decision possible at that time in your life. 

I recommend one tries to gain as much work experience as possible as it will provide you with valuable insight into your skills, ability, likes/dislikes for certain areas of employment!!!!

Also I would research the courses and job areas as much as possible so that you can make an informed decision regarding your choices. If you can't gain enough information in school, contact the college directly or arrange to talk to somebody who facilitates the course. In particular, it would be really valuable to talk to somebody in the profession to gain a realistic and practical insight into the job.

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Media Production HND

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Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is aimed at equipping students with the technical and production skills for employment in Media Industries. With a focus on practical programme making and job seeking skills, the course affords individuals the opportunity of developing pathways to direct employment and progression to degree studies.

What will you Study?

Moving Image Documentary Production
Fiction (drama) Production for the Moving Image
Development and techniques of Film and TV editing
Music Video Production
Radio Magazine Programme Production
Radio Documentary Production
Promotional Video Production
Scriptwriting for the Moving Image
Convergent Journalism Studies
Work Experience
Theory of Broadcast Studies
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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