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Advanced Certificate in Audio/Visual Media

Course Code(s):  6M5130
QQI Award Code:  6M5130 Media Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Waterford College of Further Education

Waterford College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 6M5130
QQI Award Code 6M5130 Media Production
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

An exciting and experimental course for the digital age, ideally suited to anyone who wishes to pursue a career in journalism, music, game design, visual arts or creative multimedia.

It will focus on documentary production and story-telling, communication through waveform and music, creation of soundscapes for games and film and experimentation with audio/ visual technology. Students will be encouraged to experiment with modern modes of communication to create new sensory experiences for the audience.

What will you Study?

Radio Documentary Production
Documentary Production (Visual)
Multimedia Sound
Sound Engineering and Music Technology
Media Ethics and Legal Framework
Media Industry Awareness
Communications
Work Experience
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Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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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 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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