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Mary Joyce

Secondary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Mary Joyce
Teaching as they say is a vocation, it is a job that requires patience and enthusiasm. If you are considering teaching you need to look beyond the holidays and think of the 9-4 Monday to Friday spent dealing with children or teenagers and the challenges which they might pose.

I would advise anyone thinking of teaching as a career to speak with Teachers and learn of their experiences, both positive and negative. I personally would encourage people to consider teaching as it is an extremely rewarding profession in terms of the interaction you get daily with young people and the colleagues you meet in the job.
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DK863
Communications in Creative Media

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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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This course aims to produce graduates with skills in both conventional and new media, through combining traditional and individual communication and media production skills with a high level of training in multimedia production. There is a strong emphasis on the use of computing technology.

A Work Placement is also included in the course along with a wide variety of electives in areas such as Design, Audio, Media Production and Web Development. 

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DK863 - Communications in Creative Media
Dundalk IT

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DK863 - Communications in Creative Media
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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3 Distinctions

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Though non-exhaustive, graduates from this programme will be equipped to follow career paths in the following areas:

Design: Design, Multimedia Design, Web Design, Interaction/UI Design, Motion Design
Planning & Strategy: Information Architect/User-experience Architect, Digital Media Strategist
Authoring: Web Developer, App Design/Developer
Management: Web/Multimedia Project Manager, Social Media Strategist, Communications Officer, Media Planner, Media Buyer, Digital Marketing
Content Creation: Copywriter, Content editor, Digital Image Producer, Creative Video Producer, Digital Marketing, Sound Designer



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