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Creative Media

Course Code(s):  5M5048 5M2146
QQI Award Code:  5M5048 Creative Media
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M5048 5M2146
QQI Award Code 5M5048 Creative Media
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one year course will aim to offer participants an introduction to the world of creative digital media, which is one of the fastest growing areas in the software industry as well as information technology which has been a growth area in Ireland for quite some time.

From computer games to computer generated movies and from educational multimedia to internet banking, graduates are always in demand. This course will provide the introduction to careers in the computing industry but will also provide an important stepping stone to third level courses leading to exciting careers in the multimedia area. There is now a QQI Level 6 Certificate available in this area.

What will you Study?

Games Analysis Design 5N1651
Media Analysis 5N1298
Multimedia Authoring 5N1299
Radio Programme Production 5N1379
Word Processing 5N1358
The Internet 5N1611
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Design Skills
Multimedia Project Development 5N1300
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