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With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.

There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.

Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.

One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.

Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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Multimedia & Web Development

Course Code(s):  5M2146 CI061MT
QQI Award Code:  5M2146 Multimedia Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2146 CI061MT
QQI Award Code 5M2146 Multimedia Production
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed to assist students in the development of a broad range of skills in computer graphics, video editing, interactivity, and web design. The emphasis is on using digital media for design purpose. The students explore the use of cross-platform software (Apple Macs and PCs) to plan, design and produce websites incorporating many multimedia features.

Digital movies are recorded and edited using industry standard software, Final Cut Pro. Students create and develop a wide variety of graphics suitable for print media and the web.

What will you Study?

Multimedia Authoring 5N1299
Multimedia Project Development 5N1300
Design Skills 5N0784
Digital Movie Processing 5N1605
Image Processing 5N1292
Web Authoring 5N1910
Media Analysis 5N1298
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
EMMPX 5M2146

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Other courses you may be interested in...

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Multimedia & Web Development - Year 2 Cavan Institute 
Radio Production Cavan Institute 
Computer Games Programming Cavan Institute 
Software Development Cavan Institute 
Software Development - Year 2 Cavan Institute 
Computer Games Development Cavan Institute 
3D Design & Graphics Cavan Institute 
Digital Marketing Cavan Institute 

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

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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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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