Course Title: Master of Science in Creative Digital Media (Digital Games)
Honours bachelor degree (2.2 grade or higher) in any discipline relevant to multimedia authoring, design, production or computer science. Selection may be by interview.
If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 7 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6.5 in each component.
Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate courses satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the course of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific courses.
Digital games comprise a large and fast-growing part of the global entertainment industry. This Masters programme will prepare graduates to become innovators in this exciting field. It provides a multi-disciplinary and well-rounded education in game conception, design and manufacture, uniquely building on the combined expertise of the Digital Media Centre, and the Schools of Media and Computer Science.
This Masters course which was merged with the masters in creative digital media in 2011 provides a thorough grounding in the core skills and knowledge of digital media & gaming technologies and offers specialist production techniques dedicated to the specific needs of the games industry. The course is designed to advance students' employment potential and addresses the specific needs of employment in the various game development industries particularly focusing on the independent game developer and new gaming platforms.
The M.Sc. in Digital Games is a taught, conversion Masters programme run in the School of Media, TU Dublin, City Campus. The course provides a thorough grounding in the core skills and knowledge of digital media technologies and offers specialist production techniques that equip graduates with a valuable set of technical and design skills, highly relevant to a range digital media industries.
The M.Sc. in Digital Games is a specialisation under a broader Masters which provides a number of possible specialisations for students. These can be broadly categorised into, but not exclusive to, the following:
1. Mobile and Tablet Application Design
2. Interaction Design
3. Digital Games
4. Mobile and Web Applications
5. Information Design
6. VR Design and Development
The course is designed to advance students' employment potential and addresses the specific needs of employment in the digital media industry. It is also suitable as a foundation for pursuing a career in digital media research.
Depending on the modules chosen and their chosen specialisation during the course of the programme, graduates of the course can pursue careers as web/content designers/developers, iPhone, Android, mobile application designers, 2D animators, UX Designers, project managers, digital media consultants, media analysts/content creators, game designers, level designers, and game software engineers.
Over the course of the programme, students will develop novel digital media content, for mobile and tablet applications, digital games, and rich media content applications. With the range of multi-disciplinary talent within the class, graduates will find themselves working with others on new and innovative ideas which will broaden their skill set across a number of areas.
Semester 1 is comprised of core modules for all students in the areas of software development, graphic design and game design. Students choose a stream in semester 2 that usually reflects their area of interest and the area that they will develop their final project in. Certain modules may be added, changed, removed or updated depending on resources and industry demand.
- Authoring Principles
- Information Modelling
- Design Practice
- Digital Media Tools
- VR & AR Applications
- Ludology & Gameplay
- User Interaction Design
- Project Development & UX Treatment
- Game Systems
- Game Engines
- Social Media Applications
- VR & AR Development
MSc in Creative Digital Media & UX: with Specialisation
- Creative Digital Media
- Mobile and Tablet Application Design
- Interaction Design
- Digital Games
- Mobile and Web Applications
- Information Design
- VR Design and Development
The course is available in full-time. The full-time programme is offered over 3 semesters starting in September of each year and ending in December the following year.
Applications for this course are now open
Apply Online - EU Applicant Digital Games
Apply Online - NON-EU Applicant Digital Games
The MSc in Digital Games (DT9037) is ideally suited to graduates of diverse disciplines including media, art, and design, and computer science. The course is also suited to educators, engineers and design practitioners who have a requirement for digital media production techniques. Our typical student mix is 1/3 computing, 1/3 design, 1/3 non-digital media. This ensures a vibrant mix of backgrounds and encourages ideas generation.
The programme also caters for those graduates who want to convert into the digital media space and to those with cognate backgrounds to specialize in areas such as VR/Game Development, Mobile & Web App Development and Interactive Media. It provides a thorough grounding in the principles of digital media design and development while at the same time mixes cognate disciplines and levels through innovative team projects, facilitating peer learning and building interdisciplinary awareness, vital to success in any digital media environment.
It is suited to graduates of diverse disciplines including media, art and design, and computer science. The course is also suited to educators, engineers and design practitioners who have a requirement for digital media production techniques.
Visit the school website for examples of students work, showcases, and details about the lecturing team.