Creative Digital Media / Meáin Dhigiteacha Chruthaitheacha

2020 CAO Points: 280

Leaving Cert

Minimum Number of

Subjects

Higher

6

 2H5s

Minimum Grade in

Maths

English OR Irish

O6/H7/F2 or higher

O6/H7

QQI

Applications from QQI Level 5 and 6 are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

Prospective digital creatives will be in their element in this course. We’ll help you find and develop your creativity and give you the tools and techniques to express it. Our student groups blend filmmakers, web designers, app developers and illustrators into a creative, exciting mix. We look for students with passion and flair, good visual awareness, and an interest in 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 digital media, web development, visual creativity and storytelling to design, video, documentary filmmaking and content management, and more advanced subjects in Year 4. Thanks to state-of-the-art Mac labs 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 see (www.creativedigitalmedia.ie).

Work Placement: There's an optional 12-week work placement in 3rd year, Semester 2.

Postgraduate Study: On graduation, you may continue to postgraduate study at TU Dublin or elsewhere.

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

 

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

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Digital Media
  • Digital Photography
  • Web Development 1
  • Personal Development
  • Visual Creativity

Semester 2

  • Web Development 2
  • Storytelling and Narrative
  • Studio Photography and Image Production
  • Design Process and Practice
  • Universal Design

Semester 1

  • Group Project (Phase 1)
  • Visual Design Fundamentals
  • Website Design 1
  • Digital Video Techniques
  • Multimedia Development 1

Semester 2

  • Group Project (Phase 2)
  • Website Design 2
  • Digital Audio
  • Multimedia Development 2
  • Documentary Filmmaking

Semester 1

  • Brand Identity Design
  • Drama Filmmaking
  • Content Management Systems
  • Professional Practice
  • Sound Design
  • Digital Media within Society

Electives - Semester 2

  • 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 listed are indicative since they depend on learner demand and resource availability, and may vary from year to year.

Semester 1

  • Creative Practice
  • Final Year Project (Phase 1)
  • Critical Theory
  • Professional Digital Video
  • Application Design and Development

Semester 2

  • User Experience Design
  • Final Year Project (Phase 2)
  • Culture, Media and Technology
  • Advanced Post-Production

I have always had an interest in design and video and this course offers both. I had seen similar courses in other colleges, but this one was a lot more practical and involved hands on learning.  The best thing about it is the variety; there are enough subjects covered in this course so that anybody who comes will find something that suits them. It will allow you to explore how you create and what works best for you, to help you learn more about yourself and how you work best when creating content.

- Eoghan O’Carroll, Creative Digital Media

TU Code

TU981

Level

Level 8

Award

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Duration

4 years

Number of Places

50

Location

Blanchardstown

Fees

EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

Contact Us

Marketing Department