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Lens Based Art - Photography & Video

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Limerick College of Further Education

Limerick College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2094 LBPX
QQI Award Code 5M2094 Photography
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This 1 year full time programme provides a creative learning environment designed to meet the needs of aspiring artists, photographers and film-makers. The objective of the programme is to provide students with a broad educational experience within creative lens based media, with artistic expression being at the heart of the course.

What will you Study?

Image Processing 5N1292
Digital Photography 5N1270
Photography Techniques
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
History of Photography and Visual Culture
Traditional B/W Photography
Digital Editing
Cinematography Lighting Skills 5N5047
Script Writing
Cinematography Camera Operations
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
EPXXX 5M2094

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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   Picture Researcher  
Advertising Copywriter   Taxidermist  
Artist   Architect - Conservation  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Costume Designer  
Sculptor   Potter / Ceramicist  
Furniture Designer / Maker   Textile Designer  
Industrial Designer   Packaging Designer  
Craft Designer   Ceramics Designer  
Arts Administrator   Digital Media Designer  
Typographer   Screen Printer  
Illustrator   Photographer  
Animator   Interior Architect / Designer  
Film / Video Editor   Fashion Designer  
Make-Up Artist - TV/Film   Dressmaker  
Graphic Designer   Creative Director  
Architect   Camera Operator  
CAD Technician   Musical Instrument Technician  
French Polisher   Glassmaker  
Textile Dyeing Technician   Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery  
Instrument Craftsperson   Modelmaker  
Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith   Metal Fabricator  
Woodturner / Woodmachinist   Upholsterer  
Teacher - Art and Design    Multimedia Producer  
Multimedia Designer   Web / Scrum Master  
Multimedia Writer   Director - TV/Film  
Screenwriter   Fashion Stylist  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Broadcasting Researcher  
Desktop Publisher   Newspaper - Magazine Editor  
Broadcasting Production Assistant   Journalist - Radio / Television  
Writer   Literary agent  

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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