Applied Digital Media

About the course
In design and interactive development, a knowledge of creative media software applications is key to productivity and success. This programme teaches how to create multimedia applications using digital technology. The course takes students through the steps needed to produce professional media work to a high standard. The relevant professional applications will be used by the students who learn by doing. In addition to practical work, students will have plenty of opportunity to study, discuss, and critically evaluate the fundamental underlying principles. There are eight mandatory modules that cover core concepts and techniques. Students can also choose two electives from a menu of seven additional modules.

Is this course for you?
This course is an interdisciplinary cross-faculty postgraduate programme that exploits the established strengths of Griffith College in Computing, Media, and Design. If you hold a degree in one of these disciplines (or another related discipline), this course will equip you with advanced skills and expertise in the development of, and content creation for, digital media systems. If you work in this field or wish to pursue a related career, it will enable you to sharpen your existing skills or help you lay down the foundation skills to establish new businesses within this sector.

Part-time programme
The part-time programme is delivered over 4 semesters, covering the 10 topics as per the full-time programme. We offer the flexibility of student orientated timetabling to suit personal and professional requirements. Applicants should contact the Faculty of Computing Science or Admissions for more details.

Entry requirements

Candidates applying for this course should have a Level 8 honours degree 2:2 or above in any discipline or international equivalent and/or relevant work experience.

Subjects taught

Full-time programme
Semester I
– Web Authoring
– Visual Communication
– Digital Media
– Society, Research Methods

Semester II
– Interaction Design
– Multimedia Programming
– Business of Digital Media
– Games Design & Development

M.Sc. Dissertation/Dissertation by Practice

Students choose 2 from the list of electives below:
– Video Production
– eLearning
– Theories and Principles of Animation
– Server-side Web Development and Databases 3D Modelling and Animation Digital Storytelling Desktop Publishing

* These electives run subject to demand.


Full-Time 1 - 1.5 years. Part-Time 1.5 - 2 years.

Enrolment dates

Application can be made directly to the GCD Admissions Office or via the website

Applications for all direct entry programmes (undergraduate, postgraduate, part-time/evening time) must be made on the website and relevant* supporting documentation can be emailed to or posted to:

The Admissions Office,
Griffith College Dublin,
South Circular Road,
Dublin 8.

*All applications for direct entry to undergraduate programmes should include a copy of official Leaving Certificate results with the exception of mature applicants (who must supply evidence of date of birth).

Post Course Info

Progression and career prospects
On completion of this programme graduates will be qualified to work as designers and creative directors in a variety of cross-disciplinary industries. Other careers include content/information managers, industrial and academic research, multimedia systems developers, innovative media practitioners, and as entrepreneurs.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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