MCAST Advanced Diploma in IT (Multimedia Software Development)

MCAST Advanced Diploma in IT (Multimedia Software Development)

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MCAST Advanced Diploma in IT (Multimedia Software Development)
Course Code IT4-03-15
MQF Level Level 4
Duration 2 years full-time
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements MCAST-BTEC Diploma in IT or MCAST Diploma in IT or 4 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes Compulsory: Mathematics and one subject from Computer Studies, Physics, BTEC IT Practitioner Preferred: English Language and one subject from Art and Graphical Communication
Other Entry Requirements
Course Description This course is the first step towards becoming a Multimedia software developer. It will provide the learners with the core software development skills along with the necessary knowledge for multimedia artefact development, manipulation and integration. The first year of this course will be common for all advanced diploma students. During the second year, students will focus on Multimedia development oriented subjects such as mobile application and game development. This is a technical course for students with an artistic inclination.
Study/Course Delivery The course is based around an in-person training by qualified lecturers and is a mix of lectures and supervised practical work both in class and in labs whenever necessary. A student is expected to dedicate a significant amount of additional self-study hours, since most of the skills require a great deal of practice to master.
Assessment Assessment of each module may be in the form of class assignments, practical labs and home projects, based on the level of work and tools required. Each assessment helps the learner to build-up a portfolio that he/she can later use when seeking employment. To complete this course a learner needs to achieve a set pass mark.
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Identify the appropriate multimedia software infrastructure for a given requirement. 2. Understand the core design and mathematical concepts needed for multimedia software applications. 3. Design multimedia content prepared for integration with software systems 4. Implement media rich software application
Core Study Units Multimedia software developer Front-end software developer Game developer Mobile application developer
Specialist Units 1. Database Concepts & Design

2. Computer Systems

3. Fundamentals of Scripting

4. Operating Systems

5. Relational Databases

6. Website Design

7. Embedded Systems

8. Introduction to Multimedia Design

9. Design Theory

10. Introduction to Object Oriented Programming

11. Introduction to Mobile Application Development

12. Programming for Computer Games

13. Digital Visualization

14. Graphic Design

15. Interactive Animation

16. Project


Key Skills

1. Maths

2. English

3. Entrepreneurship

4. Critical Thinking

Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
Career Opportunities Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Multimedia Software Development