Cork Institute of Technology's involvement in the training of media professionals includes a Certificate in Media Production (Hetac Level 6); a Certificate in Radio Broadcast Media (Hetac Level 6) and a four year BA in Multimedia, which include modules such as introduction to video and media production.
According to Rose McGrath, Head of Media Communications, the BA course is designed to foster a range of interests and abilities including art, design, music, technology and computing.
'As they progress through the programme students are encouraged to develop particular specialisations based on their individual interests and talents. Areas of specialist study include E-Learning, Animation, Interaction Design, Video Production and Audio Technology. By placing particular emphasis on individual and team based projects, students learn how to integrate the various skills and competencies required to produce an effective digital media product,' Ms McGrath said.
CIT's approach combines the creativity of art and design with the skills and knowledge of computer technologies and programming, having recently collaborated on an Erasmus film project called 'The Convoy'.
Potential areas of employment for graduates in these areas include as TV producers, animators, video and digital music professionals, creative directors, App designers, games and 3D developers, and designers.
The college has 42 societies across its four campuses in Bishopstown, College of Art and Design, CIT Cork School of Music and NMCI.
One famous past pupil is Shauna O'Connor, whose short film 'Nietzsche No. 5' won the Best Comedy award at the Fastnet Short Film Festival 2011 and the Audience Award at the Kerry Film Festival 2011.
Further information can be found at: http://www.cit.ie/