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Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education

Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education


 

Communication & Media Production - HND


Course Code(s):  5M0528
QQI Award Code:  5M0528 Media Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This three year course provides a comprehensive study of the communication and media production business. The course is conducted in a relaxed yet stimulating environment and has both practical and academic dimensions. Students can gain 'hands on' skills and emphasis is on production of high quality media. Access to modern equipment enables students to reach professional production standards.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Year 1:
TV Production
Documentary Photography
Radio Production
Digital Editing
Media Analysis
Cultural and Social History
Computer Illustrated Graphics
Work Experience
Communications.

Year 2:
Television Studies
Film Studies
Sound Design for the Moving Image
Studio TV Production
Photography
Studio Music Production
Multitrack Recording
Research Techniques

Year 3:
Specialisation in Sound Production or Television Production

Sound Modules include:
Computer Game Sound Design
Radio Documentary
Radio Drama
Music Production
Project Development
Multitrack Recording
Work Experience.

Television Modules include:
Film and TV Documentary
Editing
Work within the Digital Environment
Project Development
DVD Authoring.
Contextual Studies Dissertation
Special Subject Investigation
TV and Sound Engineering
Work Placement.

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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