Digital Media Design
What is the programme about?
Digital media takes its roots from graphic design, where messages are translated into a captivating experience, using an array of communication forms. Students will create projects in graphic design (typography, illustration, branding, packaging and advertising) and digital media (websites, animation and interactive design).
What subject areas will I study?
Applicants must currently hold a Level 8 degree. Applications not covered under the above criteria will be considered on an individual basis, through submission of a portfolio of prior work or by an RPL procedure in accordance with the IT Carlow Recognition of Prior Learning Policy. All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. IT Carlow reserves the right to require applicants to attend for interview to determine their suitability for the programme.
Carlow - 1 year part-time.
Wexford - 1 year full time, 2 years part-time.
Wicklow - 1 year part-time.
Post Course Info
What will I be able to do when I finish this programme?
The main aim of this programme is to facilitate the transformation of the novice student into a creative practitioner in digital media design. The programme provides an integrated learning environment (studio) that encourages creativity, innovation, self assessment and discussion. Learning and assessment is through "real world" practices, which involve setting project briefs in a project/problem-based learning environment.
Potential employment opportunities
Students will develop a portfolio of works to include designs in digital media and graphic design. Through a transformative process, students will become creative practitioners and developing skills in: creative problem solving, design principles and practices, project management, communication and collaboration, technical design skills, marketing and entrepreneurship. They will experiment and explore new ideas and concepts and integrate theories and methodologies to develop design solutions. A good designer should display personal qualities of ambition, curiosity, energy, enthusiasm, imagination, initiative and talent.
Career opportunities include:
• Digital Media Designer
• Graphic Designer
• UX/UI Designer
• Web Designer
• Interactive and Multi-media Design
• Mobile Media Technologies