|Programme||Bachelor of Science in Computing & Multimedia||Level 7|
|Awarded by||QQI - Qulity & Qualifications Ireland|
|Start Dates||From: 19/09/2016 To: 17/05/2017||Year 1-3|
|Days & Time||Schedule available early September (3 days per week)|
|Cost||E.U: €4,000.00 / NON E.U.: €8,000.00 (Applications through the international admissions office only) firstname.lastname@example.org||Inclusive|
|How to Apply||To arrange an Interview with the Programme Leader, please contact:
Maggie Keane at 01) 8309677 or E-Mail: email@example.com
The Bachelor of Science in Computing & Multimedia programme provides a broad range of modules designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of graduates and also provide them with increased employment prospects in a wide range of areas.
The Bachelor of Science in Computing & Multimedia is on the CAO System for September 2016. CAO Code: DS 702 (See page 38 of the CAO Handbook). The Application Forms and the CAO Handbook 2016 are both available from the Central Applications Office (CAO), Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway www.cao.ie.
Graduates will have the required skills and knowledge to work effectively within an organisation, to work as part of a team on software development projects, to produce multimedia content (such as graphics and audio), configure networks & systems and to configure & maintain hardware.
They will also be able to build 3-D visual graphics and animations and incorporate them into computer programmes, mobile applications and games. Graduates will have the ability to manage projects, present and pitch their ideas and software applications to their peers.
Dorset College welcomes applications from Leaving Certificate, International, A Level, Mature learners and learners who hold QQI Level 5 Awards. QQI holders may be eligible for entry onto specific related programmes at Dorset College.
The Bachelor of Science in Computing & Multimedia is on the CAO System for September 2016. CAO Code:DS 702 (See page 38 of the CAO Handbook). The Application Forms and the CAO Handbook 2016 are both available from the Central Applications Office (CAO), Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway www.cao.ie. The closing date for applications through the Central Applications Office (CAO www.cao.ie.) is 1st February 2016 although CAO will accept late applications up to the 1st May 2016. For further details contact Admissions: 01) 8309677 firstname.lastname@example.org. Full list of Dorset College courses on the CAO.
In order to successfully enter this programme, Learners should have at least one of the following:
|Applicants must obtain a minimum of Grade D3 in five ordinary level subjects in the Leaving Certificate, including a language and a minimum of grade D3 in ordinary level mathematics. OR|
|Applicants must hold a QQI level 5 Major Award in Information Technology OR|
|Applicants who are second language speakers of English must achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent and hold the International Equivalent to Leaving Certificate.|
|For mature learners (i.e. age 23 and older), applications will be individually assessed in order to determine suitability through Dorset College’s ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy|
Protection of Enrolled Learners
Dorset College has arrangements in place to ensure the Protection of Enrolled Learners (PEL) in the event of a cessation of programmes by the college. These arrangements will ensure a smooth continuance of programmes for the learner. The arrangements will comply with Section 65(4)(a) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 in respect of learners on a programme leading to a QQI Award.
The Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 Part 6 requires requires that all programmes of 3 months or more duration have in place arrangements for the Protection of Enrolled Learners to ensure learners have the opportunity to complete their programme of study. We confirm that PEL arrangements are in place between this organisation and the named Colleges outlined: PEL LIST PEL LIST 2
For further details of requirements see http://www.qqi.ie/Pages/Protection-for-Enrolled-Learners-(PEL)-.aspx
The BSc in Science in Computing & Multimedia Level 7 Course will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and competence required for JOB opportunities and/or Academic progression. This programme of study will provide a wide range of skills and competencies ideal for careers in any industry and a clearly defined career path with many opportunities in this field. Graduates of this programme will have obtained .
|Module Units - Year 1|
|Computer Architecture & Systems||Mathematics for Computing|
|Computer Programming Fundamentals||Visual Communications|
|Web & Multimedia Technologies||Teamwork & Communications|
|Module Units - Year 2|
|Computer Programming||Computer Networking|
|Audio & Video Production||Graphics & Animation|
|Module Units - Year 3|
|Multimedia Programming||Software Engineering|
|Computer Game Design||Mobile Applications|
|Advanced Graphic and Animation||Statistics & E‐Commerce|
|Third Year Project|
A combination of module appropriate assessments will facilitate the assessment of learning outcomes of this course. These methods will include a combination of final written examinations and continuous assessment processes such as assignments and projects.
Bachelor of Science in Computing & Multimedia Level 7 (Year 3)
Higher Certificate in Science in Computing & Multimedia Level 6 (Year 2 exit)
Certificate in Science in Computing & Multimedia Level 6 (Year 1 exit)
Awarded by: Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
On successful completion of the BSc in Computing & Multimedia Level 7, graduates may progress to suitable Level 8 programmes. See (NFQ) National Framework of Qualifications for more information on framework levels).
Multimedia Career Options
Industries that employ multimedia specialists are motion pictures, advertising, computer systems design and software design companies. Online marketing is important to business, and multimedia specialists find work in many industries. Some of the types of positions a BSc in Computing & Multimedia graduate can expect to find are:
|Games Developer||Graphic Designer||Graphic Designer||Computer Programmer||Web Designer|
|Art Director||3D Animator/Designer||Video editor||Illustrator||Digital imager|
|Photographer||Video technician||Marketer||Creative director||Editor|
Regardless of the position, there are several skills that are necessary for a career in multimedia. An understanding of communication and media theories, design principles, techniques and tools is necessary. Multimedia professionals must also possess knowledge of computer hardware and software applications and Web design platforms.
Peter Lynch has been working at a senior level in the computer games, mobile apps and digital content sectors over the last 20 years. He has worked in both dynamic start-ups and large multinational technology companies. He founded his first tech start-up Eirplay in 2002. With Eirplay, he won the following national technology awards:
Irish Digital Media Awards: Game Developer of the Year
Eircom Web Innovation Fund Winner
He has a successful track record in localising, marketing and publishing digital content for both local and international markets. Peter has a Bachelor of Financial Services degree from UCD and a Diploma in New Technology Business Development from DIT. He is also a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner.
Irene McGinn holds a BA in Communications and Creative Media (Dundalk Institute of Technology) and a MA in Film and Television Studies (Dublin City University).
She is currently involved in PhD research in the role that narrative plays in promoting action in online groups (University of West of England). Irene has experience in most areas of multimedia including writing, editing, design and programming.
Her research interests include narrative in digital media, education and communications, audience theory and participatory culture, gender and technology, gaming culture, online communities, and media convergence and regulation.
Carmen Mihaela Maritan BSc. PhD
Carmen lectures in Business Statistics & Mathematics, General Mathematics and Physics at Dorset College. She has seven years lecturing and teaching experience at 6, 7 and 8 honours degree level.
Carmen has significant experience in “Water Resources Engineering “, carrying out research on Water resources and Water Management. She wrote published articles on Soil and Water Pollution. Carmen studied for BSc in Civil Engineering Bucharest, for Masters and Doctoral degree in Water Resource Engineering at Faculty of Hydrotechnics Bucharest and “Pierre et Marie Curie” University Paris. She also studied for BSC in Education and Training DCU Dublin.
Stephen Kelly holds a BA (Hons) Animation Degree from the National Film School, IADT Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. His professional training includes applications - Maya and After Effects at Ballyfermot College of Further Education. He has worked in the games and animation industry for over 8 years and is Co-Founder, Head of Games and Interactive at Studio POWWOW.
Awards: Winner for "Best Animation for Apps and Gaming" in the Irish Animation Awards in 2015
He has worked as an animator on numerous acclaimed TV shows, such as Cartoon Networks “The Amazing World of Gumball” and Disney's “Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja”. In his role at POWWOW he has developed skills as a game designer, game animator and project lead, working on many award winning games and apps, the most notable being ShipAntics: The Legend of The Kiki Beast.
Ryan Conradie (M.B.A.) (Six Sigma Teacher)
Ryan holds a Masters of Business Administration: University of Wales 2012 (Project Management, Change, Operations, Finance). Six Sigma Black Belt: Aveta Business Solutions 2009. A Lean, Six Sigma Business manager with over 14 years experience in the services industry.
Specialised in the areas of Lean, Project and Change Management within Business Operations. 2013 Dorset College - Level 7 Lean Six Sigma.
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