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Creative Digital Media / Meáin Dhigiteacha Chruthaitheacha

Course Title: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media

2022 CAO Points: 311

Leaving Certificate Requirements:

Leaving Cert

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 A distinction in 3 modules

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.

Prospective digital creatives will be in their element in this cutting edge 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, 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's 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
  • 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.

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 (Part 1)
  • Visual Design Fundamentals
  • Website Design 1
  • Digital Video Techniques
  • Multimedia Development 1

Semester 2

  • Group Project (Part 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

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 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 (Part 1)
  • Critical Theory
  • Professional Digital Video
  • Application Design and Development

Semester 2

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

Please note, there is no advanced entry to this course.

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

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


4 years

Number of Places





EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

Progression Options

Years 1-4
Bachelor of Arts in Creative Digital Media (Level 8)
On graduation, you may continue to postgraduate study at TU Dublin or elsewhere.