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Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.
The masters in creative digital media is a specialisation under a broader masters which provides a number of possible specialisations for students; these can be broadly categorised into, but not exclusive to, the following;
- Mobile and Tablet Application Design
- Interaction Design
- Digital Games
- Mobile and Web Applications
- Information Design
The Masters in Creative Digital Media provides a thorough grounding in the core skills and knowledge of digital media technologies and offers specialist production techniques that equip graduates with a valuable set of technical and design skills, highly relevant to a range digital media industries. The course is designed to advance students' employment potential and addresses the specific needs of employment in digital media. It is also suitable as a foundation for pursuing a career in digital media research.
Entry Requirements:Honours bachelor degree (2.2 grade or higher) in any discipline relevant to multimedia authoring, design, production or computer science. Selection may be by interview.
Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.
Depending on the modules chosen and their chosen specialisation during the course of the programme, graduates of the programme can pursue careers as web/content designers/developers, iPhone, Android, mobile application designers, 2D animators, UX Designers, project managers, digital media consultants, media analysts/content creators, game designers, level designers, and game software engineers.
Over the course of the programme, students will develop novel digital media content, for mobile and tablet applications, digital games, and rich media content applications. With the range of multi-disciplinary talent within the class, graduates will find themselves working with others on new and innovative ideas which will broaden their skill set across a number of areas.
Certain modules are core for all students, however throughout each semester students may choose from a selection of options that best reflect their desired pathway choice. Students choose a stream in semester 2 that usually reflects their area of interest and the area that they will develop their final project in.
Semester 1 (2017 Timetable)
- Authoring Principles
- Information Modelling
- Design Practice
- Digital Media Tools
Semester 2 (2017 Timetable)
(certain modules may be added, changed, removed or updated depending on resources and industry demand)
- User Interaction Design
- Project Develop & UX Treatment
- Game Systems
- Game Engines
- Social Media Applications
Course Design Blog
Visit the Course site (www.dit.ie/schoolofmedia) for examples of students work, showcases, and details about the lecturing team.
Who Should Apply?
The MSc in Creative Digital Media (DT540B) is ideally suited to graduates of diverse disciplines including media, art, and design, and computer science. The programme is also suited to educators, engineers and design practitioners who have a requirement for digital media production techniques. Our typical student mix is 1/3 computing, 1/3 design, 1/3 non-digital media. This ensures a vibrant mix of backgrounds and encourages ideas generation.
The programme also caters for those graduates who want to convert into the digital media space and to those with cognate backgrounds to specialize in areas such as Game Development, Mobile & Web App Development and Interactive Media. It provides a thorough grounding in the principles of digital media design and development while at the same time mixes cognate disciplines and levels through innovative team projects, facilitating peer learning and building interdisciplinary awareness, vital to success in any digital media environment.
It is suited to graduates of diverse disciplines including media, art and design, and computer science. The programme is also suited to educators, engineers and design practitioners who have a requirement for digital media production techniques.
Timetable / Hours
The programme is available in full-time. The full-time programme is offered over 3 semesters starting in September of each year.
For Further Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Please feel free to contact the course co ordinator directly about any questions you may have.
For information on funding please see the following link: Fees and Funding
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Although the course has its own high spec media labs fitted out with desktop workstations, students are still required to have their own laptop (MAC or PC) or PC.