Course Description

Creative Digital Media

Dunboyne College of Further Education

This one-year course aims to offer students an introduction to the world of creative digital media, which is one of the fastest growing areas in the software industry as well as information technology which has been a growth area in Ireland for quite some time. From computer games to computer generated movies and from educational multimedia to internet banking, creative media graduates are always in demand. This course will provide an introduction to careers in the computing industry but will also provide an important stepping-stone to third level courses leading to exciting careers in the multimedia area. During the course students may opt to seek work experience with organisations using multimedia and computers in everything from web application to games development.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Design Skills
• Multimedia Authoring
• Multimedia Project Development
• Work Experience
• Digital Photography
• Graphic Design Skills
• Image Processing
• Design Skills
• Drawing
• Digital Marketing
• Computer Illustration Graphics
• Word Processing
• Communications

• Level 5 Creative Media 5M5048

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Course Code 5M5048
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Computers & IT (Information Technology)
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Delivery mode Classroom based
Course Start Date 17th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration One Year
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 5 in Creative Media 5M5048 or Multimedia Production 5M2146
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path There are now a large number of places in computer courses in universities and many technological universities for graduates who hold a QQI qualification in Creative Media or Information Technology. Students can also progress to Media Studies in Maynooth University or First Arts where there are over 175 places available for QQI entrants. There are also places in UCC, TUD, South East Technological University Waterford, Carlow and at Atlantic Technological University, Letterkenny. There are many opportunities for employment in areas like web design, multimedia production, computer game production, advertising and so on. There are also many further study opportunities in QQI Level 6 courses and in programmes that lead to advanced entry to Universities in the UK. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: Maynooth University: MH601 Computer Science / Multi Media, Mobile and Web Development (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD – Blanchardstown: TU981 Creative Digital Media (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC133 Multimedia (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC241 Digital Business and Innovation (Level 8, 4 Year) DKIT: DK863 Creative Media (Level 8, 4 Years) IADT: DL836 Creative Computing (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC131 Communications Studies (Level 8, 3 Years) DCU: DC291 Arts (Joint Honours) Media Studies (Level 8, 3-4 Years) Maynooth: MH101 Arts (Joint Honours) Media and Cultural Studies (Level 8, 3 Years) SETU Waterford: SE611 Multi Media Application Development (Level 7, 3 Years)
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