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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

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Creative Media - Advanced

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Course overview

Course Code 6M5159 8MMP
QQI Award Code 6M5159 Film and Television Production
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one-year course has been specifically designed to prepare students for employment in the Multimedia Technology Industry or students may progress to higher education. Employment in this sector has seen rapid growth over the past number of years and will continue to grow in the near future.

What will you Study?

Multimedia Technology
Multimedia Sound
Multimedia Project Development
Web Authoring
Digital Video Processing and Production
Programming Language for Multimedia
Editing Practice and Techniques
Film and Digital Video
Digital Imaging
Communications for Multimedia
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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6M5159

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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   Picture Researcher  
Advertising Copywriter   Furniture Designer / Maker  
Artist   Photographer  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Costume Designer  
Sculptor   Potter / Ceramicist  
Textile Designer   Industrial Designer  
Illustrator   Packaging Designer  
Architect - Conservation   Craft Designer  
Ceramics Designer   Arts Administrator  
Digital Media Designer   Typographer  
Screen Printer   Taxidermist  
Film / Video Editor   Graphic Designer  
Fashion Designer   Interior Architect / Designer  
Dressmaker   Creative Director  
Make-Up Artist - TV/Film   Camera Operator  
CAD Technician   Architect  
Animator   Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery  
Musical Instrument Technician   French Polisher  
Glassmaker   Modelmaker  
Instrument Craftsperson   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Teacher - Art and Design    Web / Scrum Master  
Multimedia Designer   Multimedia Producer  
Multimedia Writer   Screenwriter  
Director - TV/Film   Fashion Stylist  
Broadcasting Researcher   Desktop Publisher  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Newspaper - Magazine Editor  
Broadcasting Production Assistant   Writer  
Journalist - Radio / Television   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
Art, Craft & Design
Entertainment & Performing Arts
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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