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Video & Media

Course Code(s):  5M2146
QQI Award Code:  5M2146 Multimedia Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Mallow College of Further Education

Mallow College of Further Education
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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 is designed for those learners who are interested in careers in the growing video, film and multimedia industries. This is a full-time course leading to QQI certification at level 5 with links for progression to degree course at CIT, LIT and IT Tralee. Practical skills in camera work, lighting and movie processing are included as well as art components designed to maximise learners understanding of colour and its relationship with successful film composition.

What will you Study?

Film Production 5N0637
Television and Film Editing 5N0540
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Digital Movie Processing 5N1605
Sound Engineering and Production 5N1900
Desktop Multimedia Audio Production 5N2148

Electives:
Maths
Media Analysis 5N1298
Music and Theory Practice
Music Technology 5N1640
Work Experience 5N1356:
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Progression to CAO Courses

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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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
EMMPX 5M2146

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