Digital Media

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The MA in Digital Media provides advanced creative and technical education in digital media within a supportive educational environment. It is a multidisciplinary programme, which appeals to graduates from relevant academic backgrounds and industry professionals who want to develop or extend existing skills.

Modules comprise: E-Learning; Databases; Emerging Web Media; Research Methods; Interactive Digital Media; Human Computer Interaction; Creative Practice; Graphics and Image Processing; 3D Modelling and Animation; Digital Play and Practice; Digital Film and Culture; Digital Analytics and Visualisation; Introduction to GIS.


1. This unique course is delivered by combining expertise from the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, the Information Technology Department, and Insight (Centre for Data Analytics).

2. Digital media enable the creation and synthesis of different art forms in unique ways. Students from the MA in Digital Media have won awards at national level in the areas of e-learning and digital storytelling.

3. In 2013 the course was shortlisted for the gradireland Postgraduate Course of the Year (IT) Award.

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.

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: 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.

Subjects taught

Modules comprise: E-Learning; Databases; Internet Programming; A History of Avant-Garde Film; Emerging Web Media; Research Methods; Interactive Digital Media; Digital Marketing; Human Computer Interaction; Graphics and Image Processing; Introduction to Creative Difference and Innovation; Service Learning; Digital Media Analytics and Visualisation; 3D Modelling and Animation; Digital Play & Practice; Digital Film and Culture.


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, IT, graphic and interaction design, web design and development and higher education. A number of graduates have carried on to undertake PhD research, whilst others have utilised the creative and entrepreneurial skills developed on the course to develop their final projects into business opportunities.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time

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