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Possibly useful qualities/interests:

A predisposition towards technical problems, such as puzzles or machinery. An interest in the nature of how things work, such as the desire to disassemble machinery/gadgetry to unlock its inner workings.

An inventive side; one who uses the parts of other gadgets, to make a new personalised gadget. Interested in high tech gear: gadgetry of all forms.

A capacity to learn processes for oneself e.g. seeing a puzzle solved and then repeating it.

Skills: Technical subjects such as Maths or electronics. Programming is very accessible to anyone with a basic home PC and some internet connection so try it out and see if you like it.

Values: If you value the solving of an intricate, convoluted problem, for it's own sake and find that rewarding, then any engineering job will come easily.

Education: Firm basis in Maths and the sciences. People are hired into engineering positions here from backgrounds such as science and computing primarily.

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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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Course Information

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Galway Technical Institute

Visual Communications: Design


Course Code:  5M2208
Award Code(s):  5M2208
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.
Media Sales Executive   Media Buyer  
Advertising Account Manager   Advertising Copywriter  
Potter / Ceramicist   Photographer  
Artist   Animator  
Digital Media Designer   Arts Administrator  
Sculptor   Costume Designer  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Typographer  
Screen Printer   Illustrator  
Industrial Designer   Textile Designer  
Furniture Designer / Maker   Film/Video Tape Editor  
Fashion Designer   Packaging Designer  
Creative Director   Graphic Designer  
Camera Operator   Interior Architect / Designer  
CAD Technician   Architect - Conservation  
Make-Up Artist - TV/Film   Architect  
Dressmaker   Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery  
Glassmaker   Instrument Craftsperson  
Musical Instrument Technician   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Modelmaker   Teacher - Art and Design   
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Screenwriter   Director - TV/Film  
Fashion Stylist   Desktop Publisher  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Originator  
Newspaper - Magazine Editor   Broadcasting Researcher  
Broadcasting Production Assistant   Cinema Manager  
Media Researcher   Journalist - Radio/Television  
Writer   Literary agent  
Broadcasting - Presenter   Translator  
Interpreter    

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
Art, Craft & Design
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Progression Routes

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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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