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Digital Creative Media

Course Code(s):  5M5048
QQI Award Code:  5M5048 Creative Media
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Portlaoise College

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Course overview

Course Code 5M5048
QQI Award Code 5M5048 Creative Media
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is a one year full-time programme that enables students to develop their observational skills, to explore creativity and personal expression through a broad range of creative digital processes including drawing, animation drawing, computer illustrated graphics, digital photography, graphic design and photoshop.

What will you Study?

Script Writing
Animation Drawing 5N1862
Computer Illustrated Graphics 5N1929
Personal Effectiveness 5N1390
Work Experience 5N1356
Digital Photography 5N1270
Graphic Design
Image Processing 5N1292
Drawing 5N1862
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
5M5048

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Further Research

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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.
Public Relations Officer / Press Officer   Advertising Account Manager  
Advertising Copywriter   Packaging Designer  
Architect - Conservation   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Costume Designer   Sculptor  
Potter / Ceramicist   Artist  
Furniture Designer / Maker   Textile Designer  
Industrial Designer   Illustrator  
Screen Printer   Typographer  
Digital Media Designer   Arts Administrator  
Photographer   Interior Architect / Designer  
Film/Video Tape Editor   Dressmaker  
Creative Director   Camera Operator  
CAD Technician   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Fashion Designer   Architect  
Animator   Graphic Designer  
Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery   Musical Instrument Technician  
Modelmaker   Glassmaker  
Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith   Instrument Craftsperson  
Teacher - Art and Design    Web/Scrum Master  
Multimedia Designer   Multimedia Producer  
Multimedia Writer   Screenwriter  
Director - TV/Film   Fashion Stylist  
Originator   Desktop Publisher  
Broadcasting Researcher   Newspaper - Magazine Editor  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Broadcasting Production Assistant  
Technical Writer   Writer  
Journalist / Reporter   Literary agent  
Editor - Publishing   Television/Radio Presenter  
Copy Editor   Journalist - Radio/Television  
Broadcasting - Presenter   Interpreter  
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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)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

Ratio of Male to Female participants:

source: QQI

Grades Recieved:

source: QQI