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Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

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Degree - Honours Bachelor

Creative Digital Media

TU Dublin - Tallaght
TU Dublin - Tallaght
Course Code
TA022
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
4 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r1
271
Points Change
+18

Course Summary

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

Course Details

College Link > TA022 - Creative Digital Media

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Career Sectors

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.

Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

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
ECMXX Creative Media
ECAXX Community Arts
EMPXX Media Production
5M0528 Media Production
AGDXX 5M1995 Graphic Design
EPXXX 5M2094 Photography
EMMPX 5M2146 Multimedia Production
EMEXX 5M2149 Sound Production
ECHSX 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
EPJXX 5M2464 Journalism
ERPXX 5M4511 Radio Production
5M5048 Creative Media
ETFPX 5M5158 Film and Television Production
5M5162 Media Engineering

Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found  HERE

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

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.

Investigative

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.

Linguistic

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.

Career Progression

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.

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

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