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Multimedia & Computers

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

Dunboyne College 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 course will aim to offer participants an introduction to the world of multimedia / digital media which is one of the fastest growing areas in the software industry as well as information technology which has been a growth area in Ireland for quite some time. From computer games to computer generated movies and from educational multimedia to internet banking graduates are always in demand. This course will provide the introduction to careers in the computing industry but will also provide an important stepping stone to third level courses leading to exciting careers in the multimedia area. There is now a QQI Level 6 Certificate available in this area.

What will you Study?

What is Multimedia Production?

This one year course will aim to offer participants an introduction to the world of multimedia/digital media which is one of the fastest growing areas in the software industry as well as information technology which has been a growth area in Ireland for quite some time. From computer games to computer generated movies and from educational multimedia to internet banking, graduates are always in demand.

This course will provide the introduction to careers in the computing industry but will also provide an important stepping stone to third level courses leading to exciting careers in the multimedia area. During the course students may opt to seek work experience with organisations using multimedia and computers in everything from web application to games development. There is now a QQI Level 6 Certificate available in this area.

Career Opportunities:

There are now a large amount of places in computer courses in universities and in many local IT colleges for students who hold a QQI qualification in either Multimedia or Information Technology. Students can also progress to First Arts in Maynooth University, where there are 83 places available.  

Next year IT Blanchardstown are introducing a BA in Digital Media with QQI links. There are many opportunities for employment in areas like web design, multimedia production, computer game production, advertising and so on. There are also many further study opportunities in QQI level 6 courses and in programmes that lead to advanced entry to English universities.

Multimedia Authoring 5N1299
The Internet 5N1611
Word Processing 5N1358
Design Skills
Web Authoring 5N1910
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Multimedia Project Development 5N1300
Radio Programme Production 5N1379
Mathematics
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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Multimedia & Web Development Dunboyne College of Further Education 
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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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