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Digital Publishing and Creative Writing

Introduction

Digital Publishing and Creative Writing Course - Dublin

At BFEI located in Blackrock village, Co. Dublin we offer a QQI Level 5, one year Digital Publishing and Creative Writing course.

Are you interested in creative writing? Have you ever thought about publishing your own work? Would you like to understand the process involved in content layout, image editing, self-publishing and how to devise a digital marketing strategy? This course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to understand the process involved in creative writing and digital publishing. 

Learn a wide range of beginner and intermediate publishing and digital marketing concepts, including how to use InDesign, edit images in Photoshop, create interactive PDFs, EPUB files and other digital editions of your work.

Many businesses are moving publishing material to the Internet, so skills in digital publishing are required. Electronic book and magazine publishing are growing segments in the field of digital publishing with the popularity of eBooks increasing.

Office 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud licences are provided free of charge for use on personal devices.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue careers in a range of areas including:

  • Digital Publishing

  • Online Content Design

  • Graphic Layout

  • Digital Marketing

  • Journalism

Course Structure

Learners are prepared for the following:

  • Use language to set the tone of the narrative and plot the development to create intrigue for the reader.
  • Employ the skill of characterisation and construct different ways of telling the same story.
  • Critique your own work and the work of others.
  • Design and layout the story using InDesign.
  • Design and manipulate images.
  • Source publishers and agents.
  • Develop social media marketing campaigns for your publication.
Core Elements
  • Creative Writing
  • Script Writing
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Desktop Publishing (InDesign)
  • Computer Illustrated Graphics (Illustrator)
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Marketing for Publishing (Amazon Kindle, CreateSpace, Crowd Funding)
  • Work Experience
  • Course Code

  • DPC
  • Duration

  • 1 Year full time September to May
  • Number of Places

  • 24
  • Number of contact hours per week

  • 20
  • Timetable contact

  • 5 Mornings
Support Elements
  • Career advice, help with CV preparation and LinkedIn provided is provided by BFEI.
  • In conjunction with FIT (Fast Track into Information Technology), BFEI offers participants the opportunity to do practice interviews with industry specialists and prepare for possible internship placement in leading IT companies.
  • Participation in the annual Design Exhibition.
Assessment and certification

This course is certified by QQI.
Assessment is based on a combination of assignments and exams.
Learners who successfully complete this course will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Creative Media (5M5048).

More Level 5 Courses at BFEI

Progression

Where can these qualifications take me?

PROGRESSION TO FURTHER STUDIES

If you want to get a degree, then you can apply through the CAO system for entry into courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme such as:

BA (Hons) Contemporary Visual Culture - Dublin Institute of Technology, www.dit.ie
BA (Hons) Print & Digital Media Technology Management, - Dublin Institute of Technology, www.dit.ie
BA (Hons) English, Media + Cultural Studies, - Institute of Art, Design, & Technology, Dun Laoghaire, www.iadt.ie
BA (Hons) Marketing and Digital Media, - Waterford Institute of Technology, www.wit.ie

Entry Requirements

What do I need to get on the course?

* You will need to have a Leaving Certificate with five passes.

* Mature students without a Leaving Certificate are welcome to apply. Each Applicant will be assessed individually.

Advisory Meeting

Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer guidance and to ensure course suitability. Places will be offered, on a first come basis, following the outcome of the personal Advisory Meeting, subject to the applicant meeting the entry requirements of the course. Applicants will also be advised on course costs and registration details.

Fees

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

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