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Health Service Executive

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Get some experience working with both children and the elderly and feel comfortable working with both. Throughout college you will take part in clinical placements where you will be required to work with various age groups.

Work hard in school and achieve good Leaving Cert. results in order to get the necessary points for entry into the course.

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Dunboyne College of Further Education


 

Journalism


Course Code(s):  5M5048 5M2146
QQI Award Code:  5M5048 Creative Media
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This one year course will aim to offer participants an introduction to the world of creative digital media, which is one of the fastest growing areas in the software industry as well as information technology which has been a growth area in Ireland for quite some time.

From computer games to computer generated movies and from educational multimedia to internet banking, graduates are always in demand. This course will provide the introduction to careers in the computing industry but will also provide an important stepping stone to third level courses leading to exciting careers in the multimedia area. There is now a QQI Level 6 Certificate available in this area.

 

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.

Games Analysis Design
Media Analysis
Multimedia Authoring
Radio Programme Production
Word Processing
The Internet
Communications
Work Experience
Design Skills
Multimedia Project Development

 

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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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