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Media Studies

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Course overview

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

Course Description

The aim of the course is to provide students with the necessary skills to think imaginatively and bring their ideas to life through a creative and artistic approach. It is designed to afford students the opportunity to become familiar with the various fields of journalism, digital photography, games studies, advertising and digital image design. Successful candidates will acquire a broad range of skills, which will qualify them to either progress to higher education or to work in a range of digital media industries.

What will you Study?

MEDIA STUDIES - Certificate in Creative Media (5M5048)

A4 Brochure for Media Level 5 fin.pdf 

Course Details

AIMS

This course is designed to afford students the opportunity to become fimilare with the various fileds fo media , photography, games studies and image design.

Excellent career and promotional prospects for successful graduates

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent, combined with an interest in media and creativity. Students are required to have access to a digital camera to fulfill the course requirements.

Applications are welcome from all students especially mature students (over 23 years of age).     Applicants may be subject to garda vetting. 

COURSE CONTENT

- Media Analysis    - Games Analysis Design - Desktop Publishing - Image Processing - Digital Photography - Advertising - Image Processing - Work Experience - Communications

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course provides the basis from which a student may further his/her studies in the area of Digital Media. There are also a wide range of job opportunities in the Media sector including: o Fashion Photographer o Film Director o Disk Jockey o Screen Writer o Special Correspondent

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION FROM THIS COURSE

- Athlone Institute of Technology

Software Development (Mobile Applications and Connected Devices (AL705)

Social Media Marketing (AL655)

- Dublin Institute of Technology

Drama (DT529)

Photography (DT559)

- Limerick Institute of Technology

Games Design and Development (LC418)

- Carlow Institute of Technology

Media and Public Relations (CW808)

- Tralee Institute of Technology

Computing with Games Development (TL811)

- GMIT

Film and Documentary (GA281)

Digital Media and Society (GA884)

COURSE CONTENT

- Media Analysis    - Games Analysis Design - Desktop Publishing - Image Processing - Digital Photography - Advertising - Image Processing - Work Experience - Communications

CERTIFICATION

On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive the following award: • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Creative Media – 5M5048

GRANT

Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.

Apply to S.U.S.I on www.studentfinance.ie

MATURE STUDENTS

As more and more people are aiming to get back into the workforce, mature students are invited to apply to any of the courses on offer at the college.  To encourage participation by mature students, each applicant is assessed solely on the basis of an interview.  People who have been unemployed may avail of the Vocational Training Oportunities Scheme (VTOS) and Back to Education Initiatives (BTEI), and study at MBC without losing social welfare benefits.

Digital Photography 5N1270
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Games Analysis Design 5N1651
Work Experience 5N1356
Image Processing 5N1292
Media Analysis 5N1298
Communications 5N0690
Advertising 5N0748
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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