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Games Development & Design

Course Code(s):  5M2146
QQI Award Code:  5M2146 Multimedia Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Galway Technical Institute

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Course overview

Course Code 5M2146
QQI Award Code 5M2146 Multimedia Production
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course provides learners with the technical and organisational skills required to work in the Digital Media Industry. Throughout the year, students will participate in applied learning projects where they explore various roles in a range of production scenarios. These include Animator, Designer, Camera Person, Video Editor, Sound Editor and Project Manager. In addition to this, students are encouraged to seek a two week work placement in an appropriate production role.

This course is delivered in the GTI sound studios and Computer Music Labs, with classroom support for theoretical aspects of the programme. Throughout the year, students are assigned projects and must also prove their competence in a number of practical skills demonstrations.

What will you Study?

Multimedia Authoring 5N1299
Multimedia Project Development 5N1300
Design Skills 5N0784
3D Modelling and Animation
Games Analysis Design 5N1651
Digital Movie Processing 5N1605
Object Oriented Programming with Sound 5N0541
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356

Optional Modules:
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths.
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
EMMPX 5M2146

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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.
Digital Media Content Manager   Animator  
CAD Technician   Digital Media Designer  
Data Scientist   ICT Staff - EU  
Network Administrator   Network Engineer  
Web Editor   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Web Designer / Developer   Database Administrator  
Games Designer   App Developer - Android /iOS  
Multimedia Technical Manager   Web / Scrum Master  
Multimedia Producer   Multimedia Developer  
Multimedia Designer   IT Consultant  
Games Tester   Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician  
Computer Scientist   Technical Architect - Data  
Games Programmer   Big Data Specialist  
IT Security Specialist   Software Developer / Architect  
Test Lead - Software   Data Analyst  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Computer Programmer  
Software Engineer   IT Project Manager  
IT Manager   Computer Hardware Engineer  
Computer Systems Analyst   Computer System Administrator  
Computer Systems Technician   Forensic Computer Analyst  
Software Localisation Engineer / Tester   Multimedia Writer  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Computer / IT Support Specialist  
Computer Assembly Technician   Computer Trainer / Instructor  
IT Trainer   Electronic Engineer  
Telecommunications Engineer   Producer  
Choreographer   Composer (Music)  
Director - TV/Film   Screenwriter  
Lighting Technician   Cartoonist  
Theatre / Television Designer   Production Designer - TV/Film  
Sound Engineer   Dancer  
Musician   Pyrotechnician  
Performing Artist   Stage Manager  
Piano Tuner    

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.
Computers & ICT
Entertainment & Performing Arts
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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