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Consider your options carefully. It is likely that you are expecting top grades in your Leaving Certificate if you are considering pharmacy as a career so there will be plenty of doors open to you. Make sure you do plenty of work experience in different areas of pharmacy and if it is healthcare you are interested in then consider getting some work experience in medicine etc. I know quite a few people who have completed a pharmacy degree only to realise they actually want to do medicine!

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Moate Business College

Moate Business College


Media Studies

Code:  5M5048
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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MEDIA STUDIES - Certificate in Creative Media (5M5048)

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Course Details


This course is designed to afford students the opportunity to become fimilare with the various fileds fo media , photography, games studies and image design.

Excellent career and promotional prospects for successful graduates


Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent, combined with an interest in media and creativity. Students are required to have access to a digital camera to fulfill the course requirements.

Applications are welcome from all students especially mature students (over 23 years of age).     Applicants may be subject to garda vetting. 


- Media Analysis    - Games Analysis Design - Desktop Publishing - Image Processing - Digital Photography - Advertising - Image Processing - Work Experience - Communications


This course provides the basis from which a student may further his/her studies in the area of Digital Media. There are also a wide range of job opportunities in the Media sector including: o Fashion Photographer o Film Director o Disk Jockey o Screen Writer o Special Correspondent


- Athlone Institute of Technology

Software Development (Mobile Applications and Connected Devices (AL705)

Social Media Marketing (AL655)

- Dublin Institute of Technology

Drama (DT529)

Photography (DT559)

- Limerick Institute of Technology

Games Design and Development (LC418)

- Carlow Institute of Technology

Media and Public Relations (CW808)

- Tralee Institute of Technology

Computing with Games Development (TL811)


Film and Documentary (GA281)

Digital Media and Society (GA884)


- Media Analysis    - Games Analysis Design - Desktop Publishing - Image Processing - Digital Photography - Advertising - Image Processing - Work Experience - Communications


On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive the following award: • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Creative Media – 5M5048


Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.

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As more and more people are aiming to get back into the workforce, mature students are invited to apply to any of the courses on offer at the college.  To encourage participation by mature students, each applicant is assessed solely on the basis of an interview.  People who have been unemployed may avail of the Vocational Training Oportunities Scheme (VTOS) and Back to Education Initiatives (BTEI), and study at MBC without losing social welfare benefits.

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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   Public Relations Officer / Press Officer  
Advertising Copywriter   Creative Director  
Typographer   Graphic Designer  
Screen Printer   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Multimedia Producer   Multimedia Designer  
Web/Scrum Master   Multimedia Writer  
Screenwriter   Director - TV/Film  
Fashion Stylist   Broadcasting Researcher  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Desktop Publisher  
Originator   Newspaper - Magazine Editor  
Broadcasting Production Assistant   Writer  
Editor - Publishing   Literary agent  
Journalist / Reporter   Technical Writer  
Copy Editor   Television/Radio Presenter  
Journalist - Radio/Television   Broadcasting - Presenter  
Interpreter   Translator  

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