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The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.

As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.

Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.

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DL835
Creative Media Technologies

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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 is a four year programme designed to provide graduates with a range of technical and interpersonal skills allowing them to work in a variety of roles in the audio-visual and digital media sectors and providing a strong basis for further study in related fields. Students will showcase a final project in Year 4.

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DL835 - Creative Media Technologies
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DL835 - Creative Media Technologies
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Essential Module Requirements:
Distinctions in three modules.

Plus a pass in C20139 or 5N1833 or C20174 or C20175 or B20029 or 5N2066 or LCE Maths.

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AV (Audio Video) installation, broadcasting, music production, content creation and networking companies. Graduates have been employed by AvCom, Digicom and Pearl AV. In the broadcast area, RTÉ, Setanta and community television have all hired graduates. In content creation, companies such as Brown Bag and QuicksmartAV; and on the networks/communications side, Vodafone and Intel.




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