Course Title: Bachelor of Arts in Creative Digital Media
2022: CAO Points: 300
Leaving Certificate Requirements:
Minimum Number of
Minimum Grade in
English OR Irish
O6/H7/F2 or higher
QQI/FET Award Required
|Any full Level 5 or 6 award||None|
Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi
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 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.
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.
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.)
- 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.
- Graphic Designer
- Sound Engineer
- Branding Marketing & Advertising
- Web Designer
- Game Development
- Interactive Designer
- User Experience Designer (UX)
- App Developer
- 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.
- Introduction to Digital Media
- Digital Photography
- Web Development 1
- Personal Development
- Visual Creativity
- Storytelling and Narrative
- Studio Photography and Image Production
- Design Process and Practice
- Universal Design
- Web Development 2
- Group Project (Part 1)
- Visual Design Fundamentals
- Website Design 1
- Digital Video Techniques
- Multimedia Development 1
- Digital Audio
- Documentary Filmmaking
- Group Project (Part 2)
- Website Design 2
- Multimedia Development 2
- Brand Identity Design
- Drama Filmmaking
- Content Management Systems
- Professional Practice
- Sound Design
- Digital Media within Society
Semester 2 - Electives
- Work Experience
- Professional Project
- Digital Marketing
- 3D Environments
If you opt for the work experience module, you only need to select one other elective. Otherwise, you must undertake the other three electives. The electives shown are indicative since they depend on learner demand and resource availability, and may vary from year to year.
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 is detailed on the CAO website.
On successful completion, you’ll be eligible for Year 4 of the TU987 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media.