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Creative Media & Web Development

Course Code(s):  5M2146 OFCM
QQI Award Code:  5M2146 Multimedia Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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O'Fiaich Institute

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Course overview

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

Course Description

The aim of the course is to provide students with the necessary skills to design and develop digital creative media products. These include computer games, multimedia products and web sites. Successful candidates will have acquired a broad range of skills, which qualifies them to either progress to higher education or to work in a range of digital media industries.

What will you Study?

Design Skills
Multimedia Authoring 5N1299
Multimedia Project Development 5N1300
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Web Authoring 5N1910
Animation
Music Technology 5N1640
Image Processing 5N1292
Digital Movie Processing 5N1605
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
EMMPX 5M2146

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

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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.
Digital Media Content Manager   Animator  
Digital Media Designer   CAD Technician  
Data Scientist   ICT Staff - EU  
Network Administrator   Web Designer / Developer  
Network Engineer   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Database Administrator   Web Editor  
Android /iOS App Developer   Multimedia Technical Manager  
Games Designer   Web/Scrum Master  
Multimedia Producer   Multimedia Developer  
Multimedia Designer   IT Consultant  
Forensic Computer Analyst   Computer Scientist  
Games Programmer   Geographical Information Systems Technicians  
Big Data Specialist   Games Tester  
Technical Architect - Data   Software Developer / Architect  
Computer Programmer   Computer Systems Technician  
Data Analyst   IT Security Specialist  
Engineer - Computer Hardware   IT Manager  
IT Project Manager   Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist  
Test Lead - Software   Engineer - Software  
Computer Systems Analyst   Computer System Administrator  
Multimedia Writer   Software Localisation  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Computer / IT Support Specialist  
Computer Assembly Technician   Computer Trainer/Instructor  
IT Trainer   Engineer - Electronic  
Engineer - Telecommunications   Librarian / Archivist / Curator  
Information Officer   Desktop Publisher  
Newspaper - Magazine Editor   Broadcasting Researcher  
Originator   Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport  
Broadcasting Production Assistant   Media Researcher  
Writer   Journalist / Reporter  
Literary agent   Journalist - Radio/Television  

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.
Computers & ICT
Media & Publishing
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

Ratio of Male to Female participants:

source: QQI

Grades Recieved:

source: QQI