QQI Certificate in Multimedia Production (5M2146) – NFQ Level 5
This course is designed to equip students with specialist skills in the use and design of digital multimedia including graphics, sound and digital movies for web-based presentation on the Internet. It will involve training in the specialist graphics, animation and multimedia software packages in current use.
Adobe Dreamweaver (web authoring software), Adobe Fireworks (graphic processing software), and Adobe Flash (digital movie production software) are some of the software programs which are used in the course.
In addition, students receive training in digital scanning and digital photography. This course is particularly suited to those who have an interest in computer graphics and web-based multimedia.
Successful students will need an artistic flair for use in multimedia-rich website development and a deep commitment to developing the wide range of computer skills necessary for this fast-changing environment.
Graduates of this course will be well placed to avail of the increasing number of employment opportunities that are arising in this rapidly expanding industry. The Forfás report on the Future Skills Requirements of the International Digital Media Industry: Implications for Ireland indicated the potential of this sector:
“As high-bandwidth technologies become increasingly pervasive around the globe, they will fuel an insatiable demand for high quality content … This content will span entertainment, information, education and business applications, as well as novel applications that we cannot even envisage at present. Consequently there are huge opportunities for a country which can position itself at the nexus of the creative arts and digital technology.”
Students participate in a successful work experience placement during the course.
- Image Processing
- Web Authoring
- Multimedia Authoring
- Multimedia Project Development
- Media Analysis
- Computer Illustrated Graphics
- Work Experience
Higher Education Links
Graduates may use their qualifications to apply for a place in a variety of Higher Education Institutions. For information on all relevant Higher Education Links visit www.qqi.ie (QQI), Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS), the Central Applications Office (CAO) and the websites of the relevant higher education institutions. Intending applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating Higher Education Institutions or visit the CAO website.
Examples of Progression to Higher Education
– Full-time Courses:
- DCU – BSc (Hons) Multimedia DC133
- DCU – BA (Hons) Communications Studies- DC131
- IADT Dun Laoghaire – BA (Ord) Creative Computing -DL 346 (require LC Maths OD3)
- IADT Dun Laoghaire – BA (Hons) Multimedia -DL 824 (require LC Maths OD3)
- WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (5M2146) to a range of WIT degrees. Please see https://www.wit.ie/images/uploads/About_PDF/BCFE_Webpage_201610.pdf
– Part-time Courses:
- Graduates may progress into Year 1 of the Institute of Public Administration‘s (IPA) part-time, NUI-accredited, Diploma in Business Studies or Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) and can also avail of additional subject exemptions. Visit the Institute of Public Administration website or contact the IPA directly for further details.
What our Graduates say about the course
“The Web Authoring and Multimedia course was paramount in my progression to the Multimedia course in DCU. Ballsbridge College provided me with the resources and quality of education to help me progress to where I wanted to be and where I am now.”
Stephen Byrne, 2013, Graduate, currently studying Multimedia in DCU
“I studied Web Authoring & Multimedia at Ballsbridge College from 2013 to 2014. Having studied Fine Art after completing my Leaving Certificate in 2009, I took some time off to consider my future prospects and ways to broaden my academics. I had always been interested in website design although I had little understanding of the various processes involved.
Ballsbridge College of Further Education was recommended to me by many of my peers. I found the staff to be incredibly helpful and informative and the campus was well equipped with the necessary hardware and software to produce quality and creative content.
The tutors were very understanding and allowed the class to work at their own pace while creating a comfortable working environment. Within weeks my classmates and I were developing functioning web pages using HTML and CSS as well as learning the fundamentals of Flash animations and image processing.
Other areas of the course such as Media Studies, Design, Communications and Work Experience provided excellent insights and skills that will prove useful in future endeavours.”
Miles Campbell – Web Authoring & Multimedia Graduate 2014, 3rd year undergraduate, BSc in Computing in Multimedia Programming, IADT
Disclaimer: The college reserves the right to make any alterations to any programme as might be required. Where there is insufficient enrolment a course may be cancelled.