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A predisposition towards technical problems, such as puzzles or machinery. An interest in the nature of how things work, such as the desire to disassemble machinery/gadgetry to unlock its inner workings.

An inventive side; one who uses the parts of other gadgets, to make a new personalised gadget. Interested in high tech gear: gadgetry of all forms.

A capacity to learn processes for oneself e.g. seeing a puzzle solved and then repeating it.

Skills: Technical subjects such as Maths or electronics. Programming is very accessible to anyone with a basic home PC and some internet connection so try it out and see if you like it.

Values: If you value the solving of an intricate, convoluted problem, for it's own sake and find that rewarding, then any engineering job will come easily.

Education: Firm basis in Maths and the sciences. People are hired into engineering positions here from backgrounds such as science and computing primarily.

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DL828
3D Design, Modelmaking and Digital Art

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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This course provides a broad education in 3D studies, subjects include screen-based puppetry, architectural and prototype Modelling, real and virtual Mechanics, digital support studies, model making theory and practice.

Students design and create 3D and digital representations of ideas and concepts in a variety of contexts such as film, gaming, architecture, exhibitions and street theatre.

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DL828 - 3D Design, Modelmaking and Digital Art
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology - IADT

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DL828 - 3D Design, Modelmaking and Digital Art
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Graduates work as model makers on feature films or commercials; display/model makers for interactive exhibits such as museums; event designers/fabricators for entertainment events; and in a variety of other roles, including art director; architectural modeller; art teacher; creature developer/character animator for games and/or animation; digital matte artist; digital FX supervisor.



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