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You need to be interested in people, and want to help them. Interests in Creative Arts can help as well as having a degree in Social Studies and having plenty of work experience.

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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Media Techniques - TV & Video

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These courses enable learners to gain recognition for the achievement of considerable knowledge in a range of subject areas, as for example in the Leaving Certificate and one-year Post Leaving Certificate courses.

Courses may be academic or practical in focus, and awards that are recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to progression opportunities higher up in the framework.

Employment Opportunities
The majority of people with certificates at this level are well prepared for occupations that involve using their knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include office secretary, customer service representatives, special needs assistant, retail salespersons and childcare workers.

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1 Year
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The purpose of this course is to provide students with a fundamental knowledge of the practical application of TV and video production and post-production techniques.

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Students on the programme, many of whom have no familiarity with the medium on course commencement, are taught how to propose and make video packages and the skills of post-production, utilising advanced industry software.

From College Website...
D-266 - Media Techniques - TV & Video
Griffith College. Dublin

From Qualifax...
D-266 - Media Techniques - TV & Video
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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At the end of the course students may apply for entry to the BA in Journalism and may be considered for subject exemptions on the basis of performance and portfolio. There are many interesting opportunities in audio, video, lighting, production and research in television and film production.

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