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DC133
Multimedia

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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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The aim of multimedia is to communicate easily to people using a combination various different media, such as images, video, text, and audio.

New digital and multimedia technologies such as the internet are studied in depth, as well as the more established and traditional media and communication fields of radio and print.


 
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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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ADESX  5M2208  Design
AGDXX  5M1995  Graphic Design
CITXX    Information Technology
EMPXX    Media Production
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
EPAMX  5M2011  Music
  5M5048  Creative Media
ADESX  5M2208  Design
EPXXX  5M2094  Photography
  5M18518  Media Production

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Multimedia designer, Composer, Publisher, Artist, Multimedia project manager.



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