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Multimedia & Web Development - Advanced

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

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Course overview

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

Course Description

This 1 year, full time programme provides Learners with the opportunity to train for a career in Multimedia and Web Development sector. The course focuses on Digital Imaging, Game Design, Animation and Web Development.

Multimedia Production learners will also have access to the Colleges new Apple iMac computer room equipped with the latest software and hardware.

What will you Study?

Graphics and Animation
Multimedia Project Development
Multimedia Technology
Web Authoring
Games Design / Unity
Digital Video Processing and Production
3 Dimensional Computer Graphics
Digital Imaging
Communications
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Advertising Account Manager   Advertising Copywriter  
Graphic Designer   Creative Director  
Typographer   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Screen Printer   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Network Administrator   Network Engineer  
Web Designer / Developer   Database Administrator  
Web Editor   Multimedia Technical Manager  
Games Designer   Multimedia Developer  
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Web/Scrum Master   Multimedia Producer  
IT Consultant   Geographical Information Systems Technicians  
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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  
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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.
Media & Publishing
Computers & ICT
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