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Liam Doyle

Hotel Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Liam Doyle
Don’t give up easily, because there’ll be many obstacles or roadblocks placed in your way. If you enjoy challenges, you’ll enjoy the hotel industry. It is physically and mentally very challenging but also extraordinarily rewarding, a lot more than most other industries, providing you’re willing to stay the course!
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Inchicore College of Further Education

Inchicore College of Further Education

Creative Writing & Cultural Studies


Course Code:  5M15960
Award Code(s):  5M15960
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is designed for students with an interest in all aspects of creative writing. Students will read a wide range of literature appropriate to all modules on offer and there are numerous opportunities to attend theatre productions, films, media events and other cultural events throughout the year.

This course provides an extensive introduction to a wide range of creative writing, media, literature and culture. Participants will produce writing for fiction, for scripts (theatre, television, radio, film) and for journalism. They will examine characterisation, structure, plot, setting, language as well as develop skills in editing and presentation. They will develop skills of analysis in response to media, literature, and cultural issues, as well as learning practical skills of desktop publishing and word processing.

 

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

Writing for Novel and Short Story
Writing for Theatre
Writing for Television, Radio and Film
Writing for Journalism
English Literature
Media Analysis
Intercultural Studies
Desktop Publishing
Work Placement
Information Technology
Communications

 

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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.
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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.
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Progression Routes

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