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Creative Multimedia Programming (Level 8 Higher Diploma)

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.

To be eligible for an ICT skills conversion course a person must be:

For the one-year full-time ICT Conversion courses you may be eligible irrespective of your employment status (i.e. whether you are employed or unemployed) and regardless of whether you are in receipt of income support from the Department of Social Protection.

For the two year part-time ICT Conversion courses you may be eligible if you are employed. If you are unemployed and in receipt of a jobseekers payment (including Farm Assist and Qualified Adults of Working Age) you are not eligible for the two year ICT Conversion courses. However, if you are in receipt of other social protection payments, e.g. One Parent Family or Disability Allowance, you may be eligible for the two year part-time Conversion programmes.

Content

The pace of delivery and intensity of the programme demand strong commitment and dedication. Learners will engage in active learning through:

• Attendance on-site at LIT
• Lectures
• Tutorials
• Practicals
• Lab-based lecturers
• Seminars
• Workshops

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

Assessment/Examinations

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

Duration

52 Weeks, 20 to 25 hours per week (Daytime)
Commencing early September 2017

Qualifications

Higher Diploma (Level 8, 60 Credits)
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This programme is part supported by the Irish government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020

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