Student studying about media production

Media Production & Digital Arts / Léiriú Meán agus Ealaíona Digiteacha

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

2022 CAO Points: 368

Leaving Certificate Requirements:

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



 Other Grade Requirements 

*Pass in Foundation Level Mathematics (F3) is acceptable for this course.

QQI/FET Requirements:

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Any full Level 5 or 6 award

Essential Components Award:
3 Distinctions

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Mature Applicants:

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at

Are you interested in working in the dynamic and fast-paced media world? Do you want to tell stories across a multitude of different platforms including short dramas, animations, radio documentaries, photography, and many more? This four-year course (formerly Creative Digital Media) will help you develop the necessary skills to do exactly this.

Working in a studio-based environment, our hands-on production modules and specialist workshops focus on digital content creation and will have you thinking, designing and creating right from the start. This degree is designed to be fluid, responding to both your interests and the ever-changing industry landscape. With a complementary suite of practical and theoretical modules, all aspects of the course inform and are informed by each other.

As you develop your understanding of the technologies and their storytelling potential, you choose which paths to follow in your final two years. Project work includes filmmaking, music videos, 2D and 3D animations, motion design, graphic design and photographic portfolios.

Our course will also introduce you to emerging media practices such as interactive video, augmented and virtual reality, and creative coding so you’ll get the skillset needed to work with the latest media and storytelling technologies. You’ll also be studying the role of the media in society, keeping an eye on 21st century social and technological trends.

Study Abroad Opportunities: We have Erasmus links with several European Institutions across Finland, France, Germany and Spain in addition to international opportunities to study in Canada for a semester. These exchange opportunities are offered in year 3 for one semester.

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Graduate Job Titles:

  • Director
  • Script-writer
  • Camera-person
  • Studio Director
  • Photo-journalist
  • Visual Effects Compositor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Animator
  • Social Media Manager
  • Digital Image Technician
  • Media Presenter (Radio/Television)
  • Media Producer (Radio/Television)

Graduate Employers:

  • RTE
  • BBC
  • Virgin Media
  • TG4
  • Industrial Light and Magic
  • Windmill Lane
  • Ardmore Studios
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Gallery of Photography
  • National Library of Ireland
  • Shutterstock
  • Kavaleer Productions
  • And as content creators and managers across a range of organisations.

Semester 1

  • Critical Skills Development
  • Graphic Design 1
  • Creative Photography
  • Introduction to Media Writing
  • Media Studies
  • Radio Production
  • TV Production 1

Semester 2

  • Media Technologies 1
  • Graphic Design 2
  • Film Style and Genre
  • Creative Photography
  • Media and Society
  • Radio Production
  • TV Production 2

Semester 3

  • Location Video Production Techniques
  • Audio Design & Production
  • Cultural Studies
  • Digital Imaging for Photographers
  • Media Technologies 2
  • Motion Graphics
  • Screenwriting 1

Semester 4

  • Audio Design & Production
  • Digital Imaging for Photographers
  • Media Politics
  • Media Technologies 3 (Elective)
  • 2D Animation
  • Screenwriting 2
  • Location Video Production

*Some Modules are Elective

Semester 5

  • Motion Design and Special Effects
  • Media Entrepreneurship
  • Studio Photography (Elective)
  • Applied Media Law
  • Advanced Radio Production (Elective)
  • Screen Studies
  • Video Drama Production 01

Semester 6

  • Interactive Design and Development
  • Documentary Photography (Elective)
  • Storytelling
  • Emerging Media Practices
  • Project
  • Radio Programming (Elective)
  • Video Drama Production

*Some Modules are Elective

Semester 7

  • Digital Audio Production Techniques (Elective)
  • Digital Media Project 1: Video (Elective)
  • Digital Media Project 1: Multimedia (Elective)
  • Dissertation 1
  • Political Economy
  • Advanced Photographic Techniques (Elective)
  • Professional Development

Semester 8

  • Digital Audio Post Production (Elective)
  • Digital Media Project 2: Video (Elective)
  • Digital Media Project 2: Multimedia (Elective)
  • Dissertation 2
  • Professional Photographic Practices (Elective)
  • Portfolio Development
  • Culture and Technology


Aisling Durcan, Google
I cannot speak highly enough about my time in Tallaght. I studied Creative Digital Media for four years and it was the perfect mix of practice and theory. We were given the opportunity to express ourselves creatively through various projects in Interactive Design, Multimedia, Video and Professional Photography. We also studied many theory subjects including digital marketing, film studies, cultural studies and enterprise development. Before I went to Tallaght I didn't really know what I wanted to do and it was perfect because the course allowed you to explore loads of different options. From directing your own film, designing your own website, creating your own CGI effects project, curating your own photography exhibition to pitching mock presentations for clients, it has all been one exciting journey of self exploration. 

I am currently working for Google Dublin as an Account Manager. I provide small and medium businesses with a digital marketing strategy to help improve their return on investments. CDM has got me to where I am today. They encourage you to think outside the box and that is something that you can carry forward into the future and apply it to any type of business model or company you decide to work for. 

I highly recommend CDM if you have a creative spark within you but aren't completely sure about what you want to do. It will lead you down the right path.  



Carl Mullan, RTE
It was only when I went out into the workforce that I really felt the benefit of the broad set of skills I had learned as part of CDM. Having trained in video shooting, editing, audio recording and editing, along with a whole host of other skillsets, it meant that I could confidently walk into a job interview knowing that I had the experience and the know how to make me a highly versatile candidate for any potential employer.  Since I’ve left college, it’s still something that stands to me to this day, and my broad range of skills is something a number of people in my job have commented on very positively.


I now work for RTÉ Radio doing a whole host of different things. Day to day I work as a Studio Co-Ordinator for our digital Alternative Music Station RTÉ 2XM. My job entails things like evaluating and selecting music for our playlists, coordinating content from producers in Ireland and around the world to ensure it’s delivered on time and loaded in to our systems in time for broadcast, and in general ensuring that our station remains on air.


As part of my work in RTÉ Radio I also work closely with RTÉ 2FM on air. I’m a regular contributor to The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene, and I also work as a standby/cover presenter throughout the year. CDM was very helpful in getting me to this point in my career in that it gave me a really great array of practical skills. Having such a broad practical skillset has given me a great advantage over other in what is a very competitive workplace. There have been a number of occasions over the past 4 years when I’ve been sent on weekends away with work and been able to do what traditionally would have been the work of 3 people. This versatility is highly practical for many employers. I have also maintained contact with some former lecturers who have always been very obliging to offer support and advice on anything I might come to them with. I also feel it’s important to mention the experience and skills I learned as part of the Tallaght Radio Society. Both on air and off air on TU Dublin FM, I learned invaluable lessons that are still a big part of what I do today.

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

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Level 8


Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


4 years

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