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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute

Games Development & Design


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

 
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Description...
This course provides learners with the technical and organisational skills required to work in the Digital Media Industry. Throughout the year, students will participate in applied learning projects where they explore various roles in a range of production scenarios. These include Animator, Designer, Camera Person, Video Editor, Sound Editor and Project Manager. In addition to this, students are encouraged to seek a two week work placement in an appropriate production role.

This course is delivered in the GTI sound studios and Computer Music Labs, with classroom support for theoretical aspects of the programme. Throughout the year, students are assigned projects and must also prove their competence in a number of practical skills demonstrations.

 

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.

Multimedia Authoring 5N1299
Multimedia Project Development 5N1300
Design Skills 5N0784
3D Modelling and Animation
Games Analysis Design 5N1651
Digital Movie Processing 5N1605
Object Oriented Programming with Sound 5N0541
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356

Optional Modules
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths.

 

Important: 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.

 

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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   Digital Media Designer  
Animator   CAD Technician  
Multimedia Developer   Multimedia Producer  
Multimedia Technical Manager   Multimedia Designer  
Web/Scrum Master   Games Designer  
Android /iOS App Developer   Multimedia Writer  

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.
Computers & ICT
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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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