QQI Certificate in Multimedia Production (5M2146) – NFQ Level 5
This course is designed to equip students with the specialist skills to build industry- standard websites using Creative Suite software. Learners will develop skills in digital multimedia including graphic design, illustration, sound, animation, web authoring, project management and digital movie making for web based content. 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.
- Web Authoring
- Multimedia Authoring
- Media Analysis
- Multimedia Project Development
- Computer Illustrated Graphics
- The Internet
- 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 (Hons) Creative Computing -DL 836 (require LC Maths O6/H7)
- Maynooth University – Computer Science through Arts – MH601 (require LCE Maths O3/H7)
- Maynooth University – Computer Science through Science – MH602 (require LCE Maths O3/H7)
- Maynooth University – Media Studies with Computer Technology – MH109 MTH (require LCE Maths O3/H7)
- 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/future_students/fe_progression/further-education-progression-scheme
What our Graduates say about the course
“I started in DCU with many advantages, thanks to my time in Ballsbridge College where I learnt a lot about time management, assignment writing, study skills and self- directed independent learning. Ballsbridge College provided me with a friendly supportive positive learning environment in which to develop my multimedia skills and knowledge and prepare me for further study. I had gained a good grounding and experience of many of the modules on the degree programme; I had acquired an extra layer of maturity, having completed the PLC course and I knew what was expected from me as a third level student.”
Daniel Rice Murphy, Web Authoring and Multimedia graduate 2016, currently studying Multimedia, DCU
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.