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Multimedia Applications Development

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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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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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Multimedia Applications Development is the creation of exciting and innovative multimedia systems that communicate information customised to the user in a non-linear interactive format using a combination of digital media types, such as text, images, audio, video and animations. Graduates will be skilled in both computing and multimedia to work in today’s highly dynamic, high-tech digital environment.

This is a three year programme designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and practical experience in the core areas of computing and multimedia. Students using innovative tools and technologies, become proficient in programming and digital media to create custom-built interactive applications. The flexible semester facilitates professional development, enhances knowledge and technical skills, through industry placement and Erasmus opportunities.

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WD153 - Multimedia Applications Development
Waterford IT

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WD153 - Multimedia Applications Development
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Graduates from this programme may choose to work in one of the many diverse areas of multimedia, such as: Web Development Software Support & Development Graphic Design Mobile Development Animation

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