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I would strongly advise you to do the Masters in Science Communication in DCU. It really gives you a feel for the different kinds of media and ways of explaining things. And it's a good place to make contacts, which is also useful.
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But I would recommend reading outside your subject area, so if you're into physics, then read some books on biology and vice versa (everyone should read Stephen J. Gould). However, the more knowledge you have, the more questions you'll be able to answer.
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|QQI Award Code:||5M5158 Film and Television Production|
|QQI Award Code||5M5158 Film and Television Production|
This course is both theoretical and practical. Candidates for the Film, TV and Video Production Award learn and explore production techniques and work practices inherent in the Film and Television industries with an emphasis being placed on a hands on approach.
It provides a comprehensive introduction to both film and Television programme making. The course establishes fundamental technical and production competencies in a number of complimentary areas while encouraging students to develop and explore their individual creative interests. This curriculum structure ensures the candidates scope for the development of a broad range of creative abilities.
What will you Study?
Digital Film, TV and Video Production
Studio Set Design
Set decorating and construction
Editing for Film and TV
Studio and E.N.G sound production
Location camera Work
Work Experience 5N1356
Media Analysis 5N1298
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.
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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