This four year Creative Digital Media programme is primarily designed to provide you with the intellectual resources necessary to meet the needs of a rapidly changing media workplace.
Practical modules and specialist workshops encompass Digital Video, Interactive Multimedia, Photography, and Radio Production. Project work by students in these areas includes the production of short dramas, documentaries and music videos, as well as 2D and 3D animations, website design and photographic portfolios.
Added features of the course are the student radio station ITTFM, the annual Degree Show exhibition and the Erasmus European exchange programme
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.
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|Note: Information for 2019 Entry|
|Old Code||New Code||Award Title|
|ECHSX||5M2154||Cultural and Heritage Studies|
|ETFPX||5M5158||Film and Television Production|
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.
Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
Graduates have gone on to work throughout regional, national and international media and cultural industries, including RTE, Windmill Lane, TG4, Newstalk 106, British Eurosport and The Gallery of Photography.
Many graduates have gone on to complete postgraduate studies in related disciplines as diverse as globalisation, documentary photography, journalism and advertising.
Some students chose to work in media for independent or public media companies or for advertising agencies as directors, script-writers, cameramen, photo-journalists, print journalists, technicians or multimedia specialists.
Others work in Public Relations or act as Trainers. Some students successfully produce their own films. Some go abroad to the US to work in local media.