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Web Design & Digital Media

Course Code(s):  5M5048 CM1 CMM CM2
QQI Award Code:  5M5048 Creative Media
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Blackrock Further Education Institute

Blackrock Further Education Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5048 CM1 CMM CM2
QQI Award Code 5M5048 Creative Media
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Do you have an aptitude for creativity and design? Can you see yourself working with digital technologies? Are you interested in designing interactive content?

These creative multimedia courses at BFEI will respond to your needs by providing the foundation to a thriving career in the Information and Communication Technologies Sector. A comprehensive range of integrated digital content is delivered. You will gain practical skills and an in-depth knowledge of current multimedia software design and development tools. You will experience a hands-on approach to teaching and learning with all projects and course material modelled on industry practices.

What will you Study?

Year 1: Certificate in Creative Media
Multimedia Authoring 5N1299
Image Processing 5N1292
Computer Illustrated Graphics 5N1929
Web Authoring 5N1910
Graphic Design Skills 5N1978
Advertising
Team Working
Work Experience 5N1356

Year 2: Advanced Certificate in Multimedia and Web Development
Graphics and Animation
Web Authoring 5N1910
Project Management
Relational Database Methods
Digital Video Processing and Production
Design Skills
Personal And Professional Development 6N1949
Work Experience 5N1356
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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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
5M5048

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

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