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Multimedia Production

Course Code(s):  5M2146
QQI Award Code:  5M2146 Multimedia Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Kinsale College of Further Education

Kinsale College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2146
QQI Award Code 5M2146 Multimedia Production
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Students attending this course are taught a range of skills such as how to produce interactive presentations incorporating video, audio, animation and graphics. Subjects are taught on Apple Mac computers. Students are taught on a one to one basis as much as possible. The majority of work on the course is practical rather than theory based, therefore students on this course produce varied and substantial portfolios.

As part of the work experience module each student spends ten days working for a company or organisation. Marcin Pikula, (who completed the course in 2010), spent his ten days of work experience working for Walsh Printers, in Clonakilty. Walsh Printers, offered Marcin a full time job as a graphic designer, once he had completed his level 5 certificate.

What will you Study?

Image Processing 5N1292
Design Skills 5N0784
Multimedia Authoring 5N1299
Multimedia Project Development 5N1300
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Electives (choose two):
Animation 5N1551
Graphic Design Skills 5N1978
Computer 3D Modelling and Animation 5N1603
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. 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.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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 one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
EMMPX 5M2146

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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  
Graphic Designer   Screen Printer  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Creative Director  
Typographer   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Network Engineer   Web Designer / Developer  
Network Administrator   Web Editor  
Database Administrator   Android /iOS App Developer  
Games Designer   Web/Scrum Master  
Multimedia Designer   Multimedia Technical Manager  
Multimedia Producer   Multimedia Developer  
IT Consultant   Geographical Information Systems Technicians  
Big Data Specialist   IT Security Specialist  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Software Developer / Architect  
Technical Architect - Data   Test Lead - Software  
Data Analyst   Games Tester  
Games Programmer   Computer Scientist  
Computer Systems Analyst   Computer Programmer  
Computer Systems Technician   Computer System Administrator  
Engineer - Computer Hardware   IT Manager  
IT Project Manager   Forensic Computer Analyst  
Engineer - Software   Software Localisation  
Multimedia Writer   Computer / IT Support Specialist  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Computer Assembly Technician  
Computer Trainer/Instructor   Screenwriter  
Director - TV/Film   Fashion Stylist  
Information Officer   Librarian / Archivist / Curator  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Desktop Publisher  
Originator   Broadcasting Researcher  
Newspaper - Magazine Editor   Broadcasting Production Assistant  
Media Researcher   Journalist / Reporter  
Journalist - Radio/Television   Writer  
Literary agent    

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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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

Ratio of Male to Female participants:

source: QQI

Grades Recieved:

source: QQI