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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

Creative Media and Information Technology

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Animation, Visual Effects and Motion Design - TL801

This course gives you up-to-the minute skills and industry relevant training in the animation and visual effects sector. It will introduce you to the core principles of creative film making, animation and visual storytelling. Modules include drawing/character development, illustration, design, character modelling, animation principles, puppet/set design, stop motion, digital graphics, visual effects, motion graphics, compositing, 2D/3D modelling, rigging, texturing, lighting, photography and digital cinematography.

The course also provides training in video, audio recording, research and design skills. As you progress through the programme, you develop particular specialisations based on your interests and skills. In third year, you get invaluable experience by taking a 3-6 month internship with an animation, visual effects or digital media company. Alternatively, you can start your own freelance animation project.

TV, Radio and New Media Broadcasting - TL802

This course will help students develop traditional radio and TV skills, and get a thorough understanding of how new technologies are used in the world of communication and media.

Project work is a key component and learning materials are supplemented with presentations from visiting industry experts. The industry work placement is a vital component of the degree. This takes place in semester six (year three) of the course. Alternatively, you can work as part of an internal design team, creating digital content.

Music Technology - TL803

Music technology at IT Tralee explores the creative possibilities of technology in the areas of audio production, music composition and digital media. 
The programme is delivered through a blend of interactive online learning, group discussions, critique sessions, workshops, guest speakers from industry, hands-on projects, studio work and collaborative projects. The industry work placement, which takes place in third year, is a vital component of the degree. Alternatively, you can work as part of an internal design team, creating digital content entries for national and international media applications awards.

Business Information Management - Cancelled - TL805

This course is designed to give our students a comprehensive range of business principles and management skills. The aim is to deliver expertise in the technologies and applications for business information systems. The programme has a strong focus on technology for business, covering areas such as enterprise applications, web development, social media and analysis. In years three and four, you can specialise in one of three areas: business administration, multimedia/ education or web technologies.

Business Information Management - Cancelled - TL605

If you are planning a career as an administrative professional, the Business Information Management program provides you with real-world skills. The course unites the practical elements of information processing with in-depth knowledge of today’s business environment.

If you already have experience of working in administration, this course provides an opportunity to update your skills and achieve an academic qualification applicable to your role as administrator.