Digital Media

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Students are given practical training across a range of digital media practices, including programming fundamentals, whilst also developing their creative, critical and entrepreneurial skills within small-group classes. Classes contain a mix of graduates from relevant academic backgrounds and industry professionals who want to develop or extend existing skills.

Subjects taught

Modules may include: Creative Practice for Digital Makers, Interactive and Immersive Media, Moving Image Techniques, Digital Sandbox, Publication: Perspectives and Professionalism, Digital Play and Practice, Online and Mobile Media, Creative Arts: Idea Lab, Generative Art and Media, Digital Media: Final Project.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
QQI Level 8 degree or equivalent H2.2, GPA 3.0 or international qualification. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent if applicable. Students who do not meet the honours degree requirement but have a Level 7 degree (Merit 2) may be admitted to the PDip course with the possibility of progressing to the MA if they receive a minimum of 60% in their course work during the year.

MA, PDip. Students may only apply for the MA. Those who do not meet the minimum entry requirements may be admitted via a qualifying exam, or be admitted to the PDip.

Application dates

NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


1 year full-time.

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Career Opportunities
The career paths from this course are limitless, and our graduates are sought after by a wide range of industries. Areas that former graduates are currently working in include television production, information technology, graphic and interaction design, web design and development, and higher education.

A number of graduates have carried on to undertake PhD research, while others have utilised the creative and entrepreneurial skills developed on the course to turn their final projects into business opportunities.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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