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Certificate in Creative Multimedia Course

Introduction

The Certificate in Creative Multimedia course is aimed at learners who have a creative ability and who enjoy working with digital technologies. Learners will acquire strong practical skills in web design, image editing, graphic design, animation and digital publishing.

 

The course is modeled on the working environment, requiring learners to create various interactive multimedia designs to a given specification within a specific time frame. All our courses are lab based with a very practical approach to teaching and learning. This prepares and equips learners for a smooth transition into the digital multimedia industry.

 

The Certificate in Creative Multimedia will equip participants with the skills to:

  • Plan, design, and build websites based on the fundamental principles of usability, accessibility, information architecture and SEO optimisation using HTML 5, CSS3 Style sheets and Javascript.
  • Plan and create banner advertisements for websites using Flash.
  • Design and manipulate photographs and vector graphics for web and print using Adobe Creative Cloud software.
  • Understand the design process, distinguish between the elements and principles of graphic design and apply them to design briefs across different medium.
  • Create print material using digital publishing software for publication documents such as reports, brochures, promotional items and package designs.

 

Career Opportunities

Job opportunities exist in specialist multimedia and web design companies. There is also a range of exciting opportunities available in areas such as advertising, publishing, telecommunications, education and training. 

 

Course Structure

The course is structured so that the student will develop expertise in two related areas: Creative Multimedia and Web Design. 

Core Elements 

  • Interactive Authoring (Flash)
  • Digital Imaging 1 (Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Web Design and Development  (HTML 5, CSS3, Javascript & Dreamweaver)
  • Graphic Design 1
  • Digital Publishing and Presentation Skills (InDesign) 

    Students spend significant time in excess of timetabled hours on research, study and project work. 
 

 

Course Code

CM1

Duration1 year – full time September to May
Number of places

48

Number of contact hours per week20
Timetable contact

5 days

Support Elements

  • Study Skills
  • Career Advice and CV Preparation
  • eLearning 
  • Enterprise Workshops

Assessment and Certification

The course is certified by the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM), which is an international examining body. ICM membership registration and examination fees are payable in January.

Assessment is based on assignments and projects submitted during the year.

 

Progression

Education/Training

Students can progress to the Diploma in Creative Multimedia or the 

Diploma in Creative Multimedia & Web/App Development  in SCD.

  

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate

Five passes, including English, on ordinary level papers.

  • Leaving Certificate Applied and Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

 Applicants should submit details of achievements.

  • Mature Students (including VTOS and BTEA)

Applicants without the required Leaving Certificate requirements will be considered on the basis of  experience, overall ability and aptitude. 

 

Other Requirements/Advisory Meeting

Applicants should have an aptitude for creativity and design, a keen interest in the various media formats and basic computing skills.

 

Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer guidance and to ensure course suitability. Applicants will also be advised on course costs and registration details.

 

Fees

At course commencement, students are required to pay for books, €200 PLC Government Levy (unless exempt), a Student Services charge and professional body registration and examination fees. There are no tuition fees for EU students. 

 


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Senior College Dun Laoghaire
Eblana Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin | Phone: 01 2800385
Fax: 01 2800386 | Email: office@scd.ie

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Eblana Avenue, DĂșn Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland
Phone 01 2800385, Fax: 01 2800386, Email office@scd.ie
From outside Ireland: Phone: 00 353 1 2800385, Fax: 00 353 12800386