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Multimedia

Course Code(s):  5M2146
QQI Award Code:  5M2146 Multimedia Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

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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Further Research

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Other courses you may be interested in...

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Networks & Web Design St. John's Central College 
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Graphic Design & Illustration St. John's Central College 
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Film. TV & Video Production - Advanced St. John's Central College 
Computer Game Design & Development St. John's Central College 
Multimedia - Advanced St. John's Central College 
Networks & Web Design - Advanced St. John's Central College 
Multimedia Production - Advanced Certificate Kinsale College of Further Education 
Photographic Studies St. John's Central College 
Multimedia Production Kinsale College of Further Education 
Film & TV Production - Advanced Kinsale College of Further Education 
Cloud Computing - Advanced St. John's Central College 
Computer Game Design & Development - Advanced St. John's Central College 
Software Development Cork College of Commerce 
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Computer Systems & Networks Mallow College of Further Education 
Software Development Mallow College of Further Education 
Networks and Software Development - Advanced Mallow College of Further Education 
Video & Media Mallow College of Further Education 

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