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Creative Digital Media / Meáin Dhigiteacha Chruthaitheacha

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

2023 CAO Points: 326

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of




 2 H5's

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

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. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6.0 overall (or equivalent).

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 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.

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




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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.