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Multimedia Production - Advanced Certificate

Course Code(s):  EMMWD
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Kinsale College of Further Education

Kinsale College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code EMMWD
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is a one-year course, which combines a range of multimedia skills. Those who complete this course may gain entry into the second year of a Level 8 degree course. We have established a formal link with, The Institute of Technology Tralee, and we are in the process of developing similar links with other colleges.

This department contains the most up to date hardware and software. Facilities include wireless Apple Macs, wide screen G5s, a range of HD digital video cameras, SLR cameras, Boom and Zoom microphones, LED and Soft Box studio lights. We have a green screen animation room, in which students can produce stop- motion animations, with the option of mixing them with live video. 3D computer animations can also be produced using Cinema 4D.

What will you Study?

Multimedia Technology
Multimedia Project Development
Graphics and Animation
Digital Video Processing and Production
Editing Practice and Techniques
Film and Digital Video Production
Studio and Location Sound Production
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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   Creative Director  
Typographer   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Screen Printer   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Network Administrator   Network Engineer  
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IT Consultant   Geographical Information Systems Technicians  
Computer Systems Analyst   IT Security Specialist  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Data Analyst  
Test Lead - Software   Games Programmer  
Big Data Specialist   Technical Architect - Data  
Games Tester   Computer Scientist  
Forensic Computer Analyst   Engineer - Computer Hardware  
IT Manager   IT Project Manager  
Software Developer / Architect   Computer System Administrator  
Computer Systems Technician   Engineer - Software  
Computer Programmer   Multimedia Writer  
Software Localisation   Computer Assembly Technician  
Computer / IT Support Specialist   Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist  
Computer Trainer/Instructor   Director - TV/Film  
Screenwriter   Fashion Stylist  
Information Officer   Librarian / Archivist / Curator  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Broadcasting Researcher  
Desktop Publisher   Originator  
Newspaper - Magazine Editor   Broadcasting Production Assistant  
Media Researcher   Journalist / Reporter  
Journalist - Radio/Television   Literary agent  
Writer   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.
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