Welcome to the School of Media at TU Dublin!

We’re Ireland’s oldest and largest school of media, located in three campuses across the city Blanchardstown, Grangegorman and Tallaght where our students have access to high-spec, industry-standard equipment and technology, with guidance from staff who are experts in their field as practitioners, academics and researchers. Our purpose as a School of Media is to link the cultural, technological and societal, to encourage debate, foster lifelong learning, produce imaginative, practical innovations and solutions, and give voice to the matters that impact on society.

Studying and working in media offers limitless opportunities to explore and engage with the world around us. The range of courses we offer celebrates the rich diversity of the field – creative digital media, film and broadcasting, game design, journalism, media production and digital arts, photography, public affairs and public relations offer pathways to rewarding careers. From podcasting to virtual reality, being part of today’s news to reporting on it, our alumni are at the forefront of media practice in Ireland and around the world.

Staff are active researchers, many with international reputations, and they share their knowledge with students at all levels – undergraduate, masters, PhD and professional qualifications. There is a wide and diverse range of research specialisms in the School including the sociology and politics of media, socially engaged media practice-based research, art, science and transdisciplinarity, critical media literacy, user experience and interaction design, universal design for learning, ecologies, networks, art practice and applied creative technologies including virtual interaction technology.

Research in the School tends to be socially-engaged, often practice-based, practice-led, and/or practice informed. We focus on creativity as subject matter and as method, challenging existing research paradigms.

We also have deep links to industry across all our programmes. Joint projects with some of the world’s leading companies and national bodies add real-world learning and practical knowledge to all our courses. Internships, mentoring programmes and guest speakers from senior practitioners give our graduates access to industry where many of their co-workers and employers are themselves School of Media alumni.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our campuses soon.

Dr Caroline O'Sullivan
Head, School of Media