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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Cavan Institute

Cavan Institute


Creative Media - Computer Games Design

Code:  5M5048 CU
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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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.
Digital Media Content Manager   Interior Architect / Designer  
Digital Media Designer   Typographer  
Screen Printer   Illustrator  
Make-Up Artist - TV/Film   Industrial Designer  
Textile Designer   Furniture Designer / Maker  
Artist   Photographer  
Potter / Ceramicist   Sculptor  
Costume Designer   Animator  
Graphic Designer   Architect  
CAD Technician   Camera Operator  
Arts Administrator   Architect - Conservation  
Creative Director   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Film/Video Tape Editor   Fashion Designer  
Packaging Designer   Dressmaker  
Ceramics Technologist   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Ergonomist   Musical Instrument Technician  
Toolmaker   Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery  
Instrument Craftsperson   Glassmaker  
Modelmaker   Teacher - Art and Design   
Data Scientist   ICT Staff - EU  
Web Designer / Developer   Network Administrator  
Software Production Co-ordinator   Network Engineer  
Database Administrator   Multimedia Designer  
Multimedia Developer   Multimedia Producer  
Multimedia Technical Manager   Android /iOS Developer  
Web/Scrum Master   Games Designer  
IT Consultant   Computer Programmer  
IT Security Specialist   IT Manager  
Games Programmer   Computer Systems Technician  
Computer System Administrator   Test Lead - Software  
Software Developer / Architect   Data Analyst  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Big Data Specialists  
Engineer - Software   Games Tester  
Geographical Information Systems Technicians   Computer Systems Analyst  
IT Project Manager   Computer Scientist  
Technical Architect - Data   Engineer - Computer Hardware  
Forensic Computer Analyst   Software Localisation  
Multimedia Writer   Computer Assembly Technician  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Computer / IT Support Specialist  
Computer Trainer/Instructor   IT Trainer  
Engineer - Telecommunications   Engineer - Electronic  

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.
Art, Craft & Design
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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.

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