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Nan Hu

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  Nan Hu
I would advise those considering the job to be patient and to be good at what you are doing and when the opportunity comes to join An Garda Siochana just take it!.

If you are part of a minority group in Ireland and considering joining An Garda Síochána then my advice to you is to go for it because as a foreign national working in the organisation I promise there is no discrimination in An Garda Síochána.
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3D Design, Modelmaking and Digital Art
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Animation, Visual Effects and Motion Design
Arts (Joint Honours) Gaeilge
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Arts (Joint Honours) Media Studies
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Arts - Film Studies
TCD
Arts with Creative Writing
NUI Galway
Arts with Film Studies
NUI Galway
Broadcast Screen Production
Limerick IT
Business (Marketing and Management)
Limerick IT
Communications Studies
DCU
Computing & Multimedia
Dorset College
Computing & Multimedia
Dorset College
Computing & Multimedia
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Computing with Games Development
Tralee IT
Computing with Media Development
Tralee IT
Computing with Media Development
Tralee IT
Contemporary Art
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Contemporary Visual Culture
DIT
Creative and Cultural Industries
DIT
Creative Digital Media
IT Tallaght
Creative Digital Media
IT Blanchardstown
Creative Media and Interaction Design (Common Entry)
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Creative Multimedia (Clonmel)
Limerick IT
Creative Music Production
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Design - Visual Communication
DIT
Digital Animation Production (Clonmel)
Limerick IT
Digital Marketing
Athlone IT
Digital Marketing
IT Sligo
Digital Marketing, Communication and Public Relations
Dundalk IT
Digital Media and Society (Castlebar)
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Digital Media Design
Letterkenny IT
Digital Media Design
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Fashion with Promotion
Letterkenny IT
Film & Broadcasting
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Film and Documentary
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Film and Media
Dublin Business School
Film and Television Production
Dundalk IT
Film and Television Production
Dun Laoghaire IADT
Film and Television Production
Pulse College
Film and TV Production
Griffith College. Dublin
Graphic Design
Athlone IT
Internet of Things
Waterford IT
Journalism and Media
Dublin Business School
Marketing (Digital Media)
Dublin Business School
Marketing and Digital Media
Waterford IT
Media and Public Relations
IT Carlow
Media Arts & Technologies
Dundalk IT
Media Studies / Media Technology
Maynooth University
Media Techniques - TV & Video
Griffith College. Dublin
Multimedia
DCU
Multimedia Applications Development
Waterford IT
Multimedia Web Development
Dundalk IT
Music Production
Griffith College. Dublin
Music Production
Pulse College
Music Production For Games
Griffith College. Dublin
Music Production For Games
Pulse College
Music, Media and Performance Technology
University of Limerick
New Media Studies
Dun Laoghaire IADT
Photographic Media
Griffith College. Dublin
Photography
Dun Laoghaire IADT
Photography
Griffith College. Dublin
Theatre and Film Practice
Dundalk IT
TV and Media Production
IT Carlow
TV and Media Production
IT Carlow
Visual Communication and Graphic Design
Letterkenny IT
Visual Communication Design
Dun Laoghaire IADT
Visual Communications and Design
IT Carlow
Web Development and Creative Media
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Graphic Design
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Photography
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Graphic Design & Art Portfolio Preparation
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Media - Online - Social Media & Web Content Production
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TV and Digital Film Production
Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Digital Media
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Creative Media Production (Radio) - HND
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Gaming, Animation & Motion Graphics
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Graphic Design
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Creative Media Production - Journalism
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Photography
Sallynoggin College of Further Education
Media Production
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Film - HND
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Cartoon Animation
St. John's Central College
Web Authoring & Multimedia
Ballsbridge College of Further Education
Film TV & Video Production
St. John's Central College
Multimedia
St. John's Central College
Media Production
Liberties College
Art. Design & Mixed Media
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Electronics & Network Technology
College of Further Education Dundrum
Graphic Design - Visual Communications
Carlow Institute of Further Education
Graphic & Web Design with Portfolio Preparation
Castlebar College of Further Education
Print Journalism with Creative Writing
Castlebar College of Further Education
Media and Broadcasting
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
TV and Digital Film Production - Advanced
Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Television & Digital Film
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Media Foundation
Stillorgan College of Further Education
Communication & Media Production - HND
Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education
Photographic Studies
St. John's Central College
TV & Film Production
Galway Community College
Multimedia Production & Games Design
Galway Technical Institute
Marketing - Management & Media Analysis
Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education
Journalism & Photography
Waterford College of Further Education
Radio Broadcasting - Advanced
Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Photography
Stillorgan College of Further Education
Radio Broadcasting 1
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Graphic Design & Illustration
St. John's Central College
Media Production
Liberties College
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Enniscorthy Vocational College
Multimedia Production & Digital Movie
Carlow Institute of Further Education
Photography
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Photography
Limerick College of Further Education
Visual Communications Graphic Design) - HND
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Multimedia & Web Development
Cavan Institute
Media Engineering / Sound Engineering
Drumshanbo College of Further Education
Creative Digital Media Production
Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Graphic Design - HND
Bray Institute of Further Education
Creative Media Production - Journalism - HND
Rathmines College of Further Education
Film Production - HND
Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education
Interactive Digital Media Production
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Creative Media Production (Journalism) - HND
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Photography - Portfolio Preparation
Marino College of Further Education
Animation - HND
Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education
Multimedia
Waterford College of Further Education
Multimedia Production
St. Colman's Community College
Journalism with Photography
Marino College of Further Education
Television & Film & Radio Production
Marino College of Further Education
Television Operations & Production - HND
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Film & Documentary Production
St. Kevin's College Crumlin
Multimedia with Graphic Design
Kerry College of Further Education
Media Production & Photography
Carlow Institute of Further Education
Media Production
Monaghan Institute
Communications and Media Production
Kerry College of Further Education
Film. TV & Video Production - Advanced
St. John's Central College
TV & Film Production
Bray Institute of Further Education
TV & Film - Moving Image - HND
Bray Institute of Further Education
Radio Production
Castlebar College of Further Education
Multimedia Production
Monaghan Institute
Radio Broadcasting & Music Management
Limerick College of Further Education
Mul­ti­me­dia Production
Drogheda Institute of Further Education
Graphic Design
O'Fiaich Institute
Classical & Computer Animation - HND
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Multimedia & Web Development
Crumlin College of Further Education
Photographic Studies
Waterford College of Further Education
Cinematography
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Photography - Advanced
Limerick College of Further Education
Multimedia - Advanced
St. John's Central College
Graphic Design & Illustration
Marino College of Further Education
Creative Writing & Cultural Studies
Inchicore College of Further Education
Media Production - Radio - Advanced
Limerick College of Further Education
Media Studies
Ormonde College of Further Education
Photographic Studies
O'Fiaich Institute
Creative Media & Web Development
O'Fiaich Institute
Multimedia & Web Development - Year 2
Cavan Institute
Multimedia
Dunboyne College of Further Education
TV & Film Production - Film Studies
Limerick College of Further Education
Broadcast Presentation Skills
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Print Journalism & Photography
Sligo College of Further Education
Media Production
Galway Technical Institute
Multimedia & Web Development
Dunboyne College of Further Education
Multimedia Production - Advanced Certificate
Kinsale College of Further Education
Multimedia Production
Stillorgan College of Further Education
Information Technology. Multimedia & Games Studies
O'Fiaich Institute
Creative Media - Advanced
O'Fiaich Institute
Media Production
Our Lady's Secondary School Belmullet
Multimedia Animation - Game Design
Limerick College of Further Education
Radio Production
Monaghan Institute
Photography - Advanced
Waterford College of Further Education
Film & TV
Galway Technical Institute
Media Production
Mallow College of Further Education
Radio Production
Cavan Institute
Computer Games Programming
Cavan Institute
Photographic Studies
St. John's Central College
Media Production
Templemore College of Further Education
Photography
Westport College of Further Education
Journalism - Writing Skills with Radio
Limerick College of Further Education
Graphic Design & Illustration
Mallow College of Further Education
Journalism with Photography
Mallow College of Further Education
Film & Television Production
Monaghan Institute
Local History Recording (with Media Techniques)
Castlebar College of Further Education
Graphic Design
Selskar College
Professional Photography
Westport College of Further Education
Multimedia Production
Kinsale College of Further Education
Film & TV Production - Advanced
Kinsale College of Further Education
Creative Multimedia - Graduate Dip
Blackrock Further Education Institute
Multimedia & Web Development - Advanced
Limerick College of Further Education
Art & Digital Media
Portlaoise College
Cartoon Animation - Advanced
St. John's Central College
Media Production Creative - Advanced
Pearse College of Further Education
Multimedia & Web Development
Monaghan Institute
Multimedia & Web Development
Galway Community College
Multimedia Production
McEgan College
Photography
Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education
TV Presenting & Film Production
Galway Community College
TV & Film
Kinsale College of Further Education
Photographic Studies
Ormonde College of Further Education
General Studies
Our Lady's Secondary School Belmullet
Creative Multimedia with App Development
Blackrock Further Education Institute
Computer Network, Maintenance & Games Design
Greenhills College
Sound Engineering & Media Technology
Mallow College of Further Education
Web Design & Digital Marketing
Carlow Institute of Further Education
Multimedia Production
Listowel Community College
Multimedia & Web Development
Stillorgan College of Further Education
Web, Media and Multimedia Studies
Kerry College of Further Education
Creative Media
Templemore College of Further Education
Journalism with Photography
Digital Media 2
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
TV Studies - Advanced
Limerick College of Further Education
Media Studies
Moate Business College
Film and TV Production
Templemore College of Further Education
Film and TV Production - Advanced
Templemore College of Further Education
Media Production - Advanced
Templemore College of Further Education
Photoshop, Publishing and the Web
Kerry College of Further Education
Cartoon Animation - Advanced
Templemore College of Further Education
Radio Broadcasting 2
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Digital Marketing & Web Design
Galway Community College
Film Production - Advanced Diploma
Pulse College
Audio and Music Technology
Pulse College
Games Development
Pulse College
Business IT with Web Design
Galway Community College
Radio and Sound Production
Galway Community College
Animation & Gaming
Galway Technical Institute
Lens Based Art - Photography & Video
Limerick College of Further Education
Digital Communications
Rathmines College of Further Education
Graphic Design
Blackrock Further Education Institute
Art with Animation Studies
Ormonde College of Further Education
Digital Marketing
O'Fiaich Institute
Animation
Stillorgan College of Further Education
Sound & Radio Production - Advanced
Mallow College of Further Education
Animation & Digital Movie
Limerick College of Further Education
3D Game Design
Bray Institute of Further Education
Web and App Development
Listowel Community College
Multimedia & Web Design
Templemichael College
Visual Communications: Design
Galway Technical Institute
Film and Documentary - Advanced
Galway Technical Institute
Creative Media Production
Pearse College of Further Education
Video & Media
Mallow College of Further Education
Advanced Certificate in Audio/Visual Media
Waterford College of Further Education
Creative Media
Dunboyne College of Further Education
Visual Communications / Creative Computing
Colaiste Ide College of Further Education
Film Production (Part Time)
Pulse College
Games Development (Part Time)
Pulse College
Visual Effects and 3D Technology - HND
Ballyfermot College of Further Education