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Advertising and Marketing Communications

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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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3 Years
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This programme prepares you for gaining employment in the area of marketing communications. A Portfolio is required.

Students will become aquainted with advertising, event management and PR industries and will be introduced to marketing, digital marketing and social media. Students will learn about the media industry and how to build effective relationships with the various players. The principles and practices of graphic design will also be covered along with creating radio and TV adverts, organising charity events and building a website. 

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Be part of the team that designs successful advertising and communications campaigns for public and private sector organisations. Advise companies as to how they can get the most out of their Public Relations activities. Devise sales promotions programmes that help launch new products or help boost the sales of products in competitive markets.

From College Website...
TA014 - Advertising and Marketing Communications
IT Tallaght

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TA014 - Advertising and Marketing Communications
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BROXX  5M2105  Retail Practice
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
  5M5048  Creative Media
BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness
EMPXX    Media Production
AACDX  5M1984  Art, Craft and Design
ADESX  5M2208  Design
ETFPX  5M5158  Film and Television Production
AGDXX  5M1995  Graphic Design
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism

Essential Module Requirements:
Three Distinctions + portfolio

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Opportunities exist in a marketing position across a range of industries and marketing communications agencies. Graduates wishing to pursue a career in teaching at second level may be eligible to teach Business, subject to meeting the requirements of thr Teaching Council. 

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