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Portlaoise Institute of Further Education

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