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Possibly useful qualities/interests:

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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DL831
Design for Stage and Screen (Production Design)

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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.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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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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4 Years
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Students will learn how to create a space in response to a text, music, dance for film, television and theatre. Learn how to work closely with a director and a creative team, communicating through the use of scale models, sketches, paintings, technical drawings and digital media.

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Portfolio required.


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DL831 - Design for Stage and Screen (Production Design)
Dun Laoghaire IADT

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DL831 - Design for Stage and Screen (Production Design)
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Essential Module Requirements:
3 Distinctions

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You may work as a freelance independent designer/craftsperson in Theatre, Film and Video productions in the entertainment, media and cultural industries. Or you could establish an independent business unit.
You could establish a career as a Set Designer, (Trainee/Assistant) Art Director, Production Designer, Wardrobe Assistant, Wardrobe Mistress/Master, (Trainee/Assistant) Costume Designer, Make-up Assistant/Supervisor, (Trainee/Assistant) Make-up Artist, Set Dresser, and Props Buyer.



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