Information Technology

Creative Media

This course helps students acquire and practice a wide-ranging and essential creative media skill set. Learners become accomplished in using Adobe Creative Cloud applications while also developing their creative ability using computers. At the end of the year, students will produce websites, graphic images, and animations. This course is largely portfolio based. Students supplement their studies with work experience in a relevant area.

Awarding Body

  • QQI - Creative Media Award Level 5 5M5048

Career Opportunities

Learners who successfully complete the course will have acquired a comprehensive skill set in a range of market leading creative media applications. They will be prepared for immediate entry into the employment market in creative media-related areas such as:

  • Web Marketing
  • Web Design

Progression

Students may also progress to degree programmes at participating Higher Level Institutions. A video guide to the CAO for QQI/Further Education applicants can be viewed here.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent standards of education. Students should have an interest in drawing and design and in digitally creating art. Exemptions may be granted to mature students. All entry is subject to interview.

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Subjects

  • Computer Illustrated Graphics
  • Digital Marketing
  • Web Authoring
  • Typography
  • Image Processing
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience/Personal & Professional Development

Courses starting September 2022:
Due to Covid19 restrictions some elements of courses may be delivered remotely. 
Access to a PC/ lap-top/tablet would assist you and is advised.

Advertising & Graphic Design

This one year course is ideally suited to artistic students who have a creative flair and are interested in pursuing a career in Graphic Design or Advertising. It combines essential drawing skills with the use of modern creative media applications such as InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator. This is a practical course providing students with the technical skills necessary for a career in Graphic Design. Students supplement their studies one day a week with work experience in advertising agencies or other related areas.

Awarding Body

  • QQI – Graphic Design Award 5M1995

Career & Employment Opportunities

This course can lead to careers in:

  • Advertising
  • Printing
  • Web Design 

Progression

Students may also progress to degree programmes at participating Higher Level Institutions. A video guide to the CAO for QQI/Further Education applicants can be viewed here.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent standards of education. A proven ability in Art would be an advantage & students should have an interest in art & design. Exemptions may be granted to mature students. All entry is subject to interview.

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Subjects

  • Drawing
  • Design Skills
  • Typography
  • Graphic Design Skills
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Web Authoring
  • Computer Illustrated Graphics
  • Advertising
  • Communications
  • Work Experience/Personal & Professional Development

Courses starting September 2022:
Due to Covid19 restrictions some elements of courses may be delivered remotely. 
Access to a PC/ lap-top/tablet would assist you and is advised.

Pre-Degree Computing

This course prepares the learner for direct entry onto level 7 / 8 degree programmes in Information Technology at HE Institutes. The learner also gains the skills necessary to take up entry level positions as junior programmers and in a range of IT Systems Support roles.

Awarding Body

QQI Level 5 Information Processing – 5M2067

Career Opportunities

The learner also gains the skills necessary to take up entry level positions as junior programmers and in a range of IT Systems Support roles. 

Progression

This course prepares the learner for direct entry onto level 7 / 8 degree programmes in Information Technology at HE Institutes.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate / Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent standards of education. Exemptions may be granted to mature students. All entry is subject to interview.

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Subjects:

  • Database Methods (5N0783)
  • Spreadsheet Methods (5N1977)
  • Information and Communication Systems (5N1952)
  • The Internet (5N1611)
  • Web Authoring (5N1910)
  • Programming and Design Principles (5N2927)
  • Maths for Information Technology (5N18396)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)/Personal & Professional Development

Courses starting September 2022:
Due to Covid19 restrictions some elements of courses may be delivered remotely. 
Access to a PC/ lap-top/tablet would assist you and is advised.

Student Stories

Conor Geoghegan, BA Creative Digital Media, TU Dublin

My experience within Crumlin College has been more than positive. The course I completed was Advertising and Graphic Design, which is now leading me to study Creative Digital Media at TUD. The course itself is very diverse and has left me with skills in areas such as Web Development, the use of Photoshop etc. 
The teachers are fantastic, with extensive knowledge in this field. They helped me along every step of the way.
I would recommend anyone looking to study Advertising or Graphic Design to apply for this course, as it will give you all the tools and skills you need, going forward into third level.

James White, IT Administrator, CDETB AES, BSc in IT Management

I did my Leaving Certificate in 2004. I decided to take a year out to work in the retail industry and then I started in Crumlin College in 2005/06 undertaking the Computer and Network Technician course.

I was made aware of the courses available at Crumlin College through the staff at the Open Learning Centre. They recommended that I undertake a technical computer course as they felt my aptitude leaned towards that direction as opposed to the many other courses that are available at Crumlin College. I enjoyed every aspect of the course. I was pleasantly surprised at the depth and diversity of topics covered within each subject. The computing and networking industry offers such a massive range of employment opportunities it can be daunting trying to determine which path is the right one to take, but the range of subjects on offer gave me such a detailed insight that I used my time to discover where my interests and abilities would suit me best when the time to progress arrived.

I found the teachers on the course extremely approachable, supportive and knowledgeable on all the varied aspects of the subjects that they taught. Additionally, the teachers provided me with excellent hypothetical and practical experience scenarios that left me with the utmost confidence when searching for employment in the computing industry. Each course is also provided with a dedicated class tutor to give guidance in relation to any aspect of the course or to liaise with any course teacher on the student’s behalf.

The College also provides wonderful services such as the Open Learning Centre for any student that feels they may need basic or even program specific computer training to act as an aid or supplement to their course, Adult Literacy, Adult Guidance, Grants Officers, and Counselling Services for students who may be struggling with the various challenges of college life. Whilst a student at the College, if I needed additional research material, I found it to be of enormous benefit that a large part of the course material could be inspected further in the resource room and the books therein. It was also of massive benefit to have access within the resource room to any stationary needs as they arise.

The College has such a strong ethos for camaraderie amongst the student body that I found it easy to connect with my classmates. The College also offers such a great range of student organisations, sports clubs and social events that by the end of the second semester I felt right at home in Crumlin College. Directly after I left Crumlin College I got immediate employment within the telecommunications industry for one of Ireland's leading mobile networks. Additionally, I was able to pursue a degree in IT Management at IT Tallaght on a part time basis, which I achieved.

I would definitely recommend Crumlin College to any person, of any age, looking to go into any field that the College provides courses on.

 

How to find us

Crumlin College of Further Education, Crumlin Road, Dublin 12

+353 1 454 0662

info@ccfe.cdetb.ie