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Advanced Certificate in Audio/Visual Media

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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.
The aim of this programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently in a professional photographic setting or to progress to further or higher education and training. Through a series of workshops, lectures and self-directed learning, which are designed to develop and enhance the students visual, creative and theoretical awareness, this educational process aims to equip the learner with the skills necessary to produce a visually successful and coherent body of photographic work and the ability to articulate their work practice when necessary. 

What will you Study?

Communications (6N1950)
Multimedia Sound (6N4525)
Media Industry Awareness (6N5505)
Documentary Production (6N5451)
Radio Documentary Production (6N5433)
Sound Engineering & Music Technology (6N5456)
Media Ethics & Legal Framework (6N5453)

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

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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