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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College
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Course overview

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

Course Description

Students learn how to design, develop and produce rich multimedia content. The range of skills students gain includes Digital Video Production, Web Authoring, Image Processing, Interactive Media Development and 3D. The course enables students to take a concept and develop it into a fully fledged digital multimedia product. The course introduces students to the following industry standard software: Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Edge. Final Cut Pro is used as our video editing tool and Blender is used for 3D. Students also explore third party plug-ins and alternate software, such as WordPress.

What will you Study?

Design
Multimedia Project Development 5N1300
Multimedia Authoring 5N1299
Digital Movie Processing 5N1605
Image Processing 5N1292
Media Analysis 5N1298
The Internet 5N1611
Web Authoring 5N1910
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

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.
Advertising Account Manager   Picture Researcher  
Advertising Copywriter   Graphic Designer  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Screen Printer  
Typographer   Creative Director  
Software Production Co-ordinator   Network Engineer  
Web Designer / Developer   Web Editor  
Database Administrator   Network Administrator  
Multimedia Producer   Multimedia Designer  
Multimedia Technical Manager   Games Designer  
App Developer - Android /iOS   Web / Scrum Master  
IT Consultant   Computer / Software Sales Assistant  
Games Programmer   Software Developer / Architect  
Software Engineer   Big Data Specialist  
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician   Technical Architect - Data  
Games Tester   Computer Scientist  
Forensic Computer Analyst   Computer Programmer  
Computer Systems Technician   Computer System Administrator  
Computer Hardware Engineer   IT Manager  
IT Project Manager   IT Security Specialist  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Test Lead - Software  
Data Analyst   Computer Systems Analyst  
Multimedia Writer   Software Localisation Engineer / Tester  
Computer / IT Support Specialist   Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist  
Computer Assembly Technician   Computer Trainer / Instructor  
Director - TV/Film   Screenwriter  
Fashion Stylist   Information Officer  
Librarian / Archivist / Curator   Newspaper - Magazine Editor  
Desktop Publisher   Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport  
Broadcasting Researcher   Broadcasting Production Assistant  
Media Researcher   Journalist - Radio / Television  
Writer   Journalist / Reporter  
Literary agent   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
Computers & ICT
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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