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Castlebar College of Further Education

Castlebar College of Further Education

Gaming, Animation & Motion Graphics


Course Code:  5M2146
Award Code(s):  5M2146
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course will enable students to gain the knowledge, experience and design skills required to work in the digital design industry.

Graphic and web design is the foundation of the multimedia industry which is at the forefront of todays technological industry. Companies see the importance of marketing and branding be it in printable or digital form. Social Media has become certain companys main form of advertising and promotion which requires design elements and animated interaction to attract potential markets and retain the interest of existing clients. Motion graphics and virtual reality features are todays fundamental digital effects that can transform a companys branding successfully.

 

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.

Multimedia Authoring
Multimedia Project Development
Design Skills
Work Experience
Communications
Graphic Design Skills
Digital Photography
Image Processing
Games Analysis Design
Web Authoring

 

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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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Advertising Account Manager   Advertising Copywriter  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Creative Director  
Typographer   Graphic Designer  
Screen Printer   Web/Scrum Master  
Games Designer   Android /iOS App Developer  
Multimedia Designer   Multimedia Technical Manager  
Multimedia Producer   Multimedia Developer  
Multimedia Writer   Director - TV/Film  
Screenwriter   Fashion Stylist  
Desktop Publisher   Originator  
Broadcasting Researcher   Newspaper - Magazine Editor  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Broadcasting Production Assistant  
Literary agent   Writer  
Journalist - Radio/Television    

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Media & Publishing
Computers & ICT
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on the Award Code below:

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EMMPX 

5M2146