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Creative Multimedia Programming

Aims
This postgraduate programme offers rewarding and challenging possibilities for learners interested in undertaking a conversion programme in the area of multimedia, and its application in social, media and enterprise environments. Given the scale of the IT sector in Ireland, and the current expansion of roles associated with the IT sector, it is projected that there will be healthy demand for talented Computing/ IT graduates over the next number of years.

The aim of this 1 year conversion programme is to provide students with an academically challenging educational experience that will enable them to develop the knowledge base, professional attitudes, project management skills and industry awareness to serve both the multimedia computing industry and society. The course also aims to provide the student with the opportunity to engage in independent research that integrates concepts, issues and ethical principles that allow the student to question existing precepts.

Entry requirements

Applicants must satisfy the minimum entry requirement of a Level 8 degree, or equivalent, in a non-IT discipline.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be granted based on relevant experience and training in accordance with LIT's RPL Policy.

Duration

1 Year, 20 - 25 hours per week (daytime).

Number of credits

60

Further enquiries

For further information:
Dept of Flexible Learning
Tel: 061 293802
Email: Flexible@lit.ie

For academic queries:
Contact: Paul Vesey
Email: paul.vesey@lit.ie

Subjects taught

The pace of delivery and intensity of the programme demand strong commitment and dedication. Learners will engage in active learning, with an emphasis on practical work. The following modules will be covered:

Semester 1:
Web Programming, Web Development, Interactive Multimedia Design, Multimedia Digital Video, 3D Graphics, Multimedia Database Systems & Design.

Semester 2:
Advanced Web Programming, Emerging Web Technologies, Interactive Interface Design, Multimedia Project, plus Elective Subjects.

Semester 3: 3 month Work Placement.

Comment

Qualification: Higher Diploma in Computing in Creative Multimedia Programming (Level 8).

Campus: LIT Moylish.

The target applicants identified for Springboard+ 2018 are:
1. Those in receipt of an eligible payment from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.
• Those who already hold a National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) award at level 5 or 6 or equivalent, with a previous history of employment.
• Those with a previous history of employment who already hold a higher level qualification at NFQ levels 6 to 9, but who may require additional up-skilling or reskilling in order to re-enter employment.

2. Previously self-employed people
• Those at all qualifications level who may require new qualifications to return to self-employment or to enter employment.

3. Returners (i.e. Homemakers)
• Those who already hold an NFQ award at level 5 or 6 or equivalent, with a previous history of employment.
• Those with a previous history of employment who already hold a higher level qualification at NFQ levels 6 to 9, who may require additional up-skilling or re-skilling in order to re enter employment.

4. Those in employment
• Those who wish to up-skill or re-skill, to meet required skill needs across a range of sectors.

Places will be provided free of charge to those participants from categories 1-3 above. Level 6 courses are free to all eligible participants. In the case of category 4, level 6 courses remain free, but a contribution of 10% of the cost of the place will be collected by the provider for level 7-9 courses, with the HEA funding 90% of the course fee. This contribution can be paid by the participant or the employer. Please refer to individual course pages for pricing details.

Assessment method

Participants will be assessed through ongoing continuous assessment, assignments, projects and examinations.

Course fee

This programme is free of charge for participants who are unemployed or previously self-employed. Participants who are in employment will be required to pay a fee of €614. See www.springboardcourses.ie for eligibility criteria details.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Dates: September

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