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Creative Digital MediaMeáin Dhigiteacha Chruthaitheacha

Course Title: Bachelor of Arts in Creative Digital Media

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish

O6/H7/F2 or higher


QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Any full Level 5 or 6 award None

In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.

This is a sample timetable for Year 1, Semester 1 which gives an indication of class contact hours. Timetables are subject to change.  Up to date timetables will be provided on commencement.


Course Description

This course will appeal to prospective digital creatives. We’ll help you find and develop your creativity and give you the tools and techniques to express it. Our student groups blend filmmakers, graphic designers, web designers, app developers and animators into a creative, exciting mix. We look for students with passion and flair, good visual awareness, and an interest in media, design, the internet and technology. This dynamic course will supply you with the practical, creative and technical skills you need to succeed in the digital society and creative industries. It covers everything from graphic design, web design, photography, audio engineering, video production, filmmaking, interactive design, UX, 3D Modelling, Virtual Reality and more.

With state-of-the-art Mac labs, production studios, and digital media hardware, you’ll gain first-hand experience of cutting edge industry tools and techniques. Our academic team is rich in industry and creative experience and have supervised a wide range of award winning student projects see www.creativedigitalmedia.ie.

During your studies, you will have access to a wide range of industry standard production equipment. You’ll have easy online access to course materials, and on-site support from enthusiastic academic staff willing to share their creative expertise and knowledge with you.

Work Placement

There’s an optional 12-week work placement in Year 3, Semester 2. Each year students are placed with some of Ireland leading creative agencies and production houses, gaining incredible first hand insights into the professional practice of some of the best creative talent in the country.

IT Requirements

A HIGH spec (i.e. able to run Win 10, an AV solution and Office comfortably. Be able to use Wi-fi and camera to attend online classes, use other hardware intensive software such as Adobe Cloud Premium suite, Visual Studio, AutoCAD, ProEng, so needs high RAM, larger SSD, Graphics acceleration, etc.)

Special Notes

  • Students in Creative Digital Media may choose a device running Windows or OSX (Apple) operating system.
  • Apple devices are available from the HEANET store.
  • Students are advised to purchase an annual subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud (all apps). This is available from the HEANET store. This approximately 20 euro per month. Please check up to date pricing on the HEANET store.

Please search for the TU Dublin offer on the HEA website www.heanet.ie/store

You will find our graduates working in a number of creative roles across the creative industries and arts world.

Roles include:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Photographer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Branding Marketing & Advertising
  • Filmmaking
  • Web Designer
  • Game Development
  • Interactive Designer
  • User Experience Designer (UX)
  • App Developer
  • Animator
  • Creative Consultant

You'll find our graduates in a range of creative roles with companies such as Rockstar Games, Three, IBM, Dept, Publicis, TodayFM, InVision, Grant Thornton, Rothco and more.

Advanced Entry applications are accepted to this course. For further information on how to make an Advanced Entry application, please visit our CAO Hub. A full list of courses open for Advanced Entry are listed on the CAO website.

To qualify for Advanced Entry applicants must be currently studying, completing, or have successfully completed, studies at Level 6, 7 or 8 in a Higher Education Institution (HEI) or an equivalent, in a related area. You must demonstrate by providing transcripts of results that you have achieved the learning outcomes for each stage you wish to advance past, for example:

  • To enter Year 2 via Advanced Entry, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Year 1.
  • For entry to Year 3, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1 and 2.
  • For entry to Year 4, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1, 2, and 3.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.

On successful completion, you’ll be eligible for Year 4 of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media.

TU Code


CAO Point Range 2023



Level 7


Bachelor of Arts


3 years

Number of Places




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EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

Progression Options

Year 1, 2 & 3
Bachelor of Arts in Creative Digital Media (Level 7)
Year 4
Progress to the final year of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media (Level 8)