Interactive Digital Media

Trinity College Dublin

Interactive Digital Media

Course Description
The course is designed to help students learn how to design, develop and understand digital media applications and content on existing and emerging platforms. The course covers the programming languages and applications used in digital media, a range of design techniques (graphic design, interactive design, UI/UX design, game design) as well as approaches to content creation in a range of modalities (moving image, audio, sensor technologies). In addition to practical skills, the course also covers critical thinking around digital media, giving the students the ability to situate works and ideas in relevant cultural contexts.

The M.Sc. in Interactive Digital Media enables graduates to work and stay current in the digital media sector. Graduates work in many roles across the digital sector, including design, development, content, analysis, research, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Subjects taught

The courses offered include: Introduction to Programming; XML/HTML; Audio Technologies; Sensors; Interactive Authoring; Graphic Design; Image Processing; Cultural and Critical Studies; Research Methodologies; Client/Server Technologies and Networking; Interactive Narrative; Mobile Computing; Image Processing and 3-D Modelling; Game Development and Production; Legal Issues in Digital Publishing.; Digital Media Enterprises.

Entry requirements

This course is especially suited to graduates with a primary degree in either Humanities or in Computer Science as both disciplines are important to the digital media sector. Applications will be accepted from good honors graduates in any discipline or from mature students with relevant industry experience.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st March 2023


1 year full-time

Enrolment dates

Next Intake September 2020

Post Course Info

Graduates from the IDM programme work in many roles across the digital sector. Current positions held by our graduates include: App Designers and Developers, Web Designers and Developers, Software Developers, Graphic and Visual Designers, UI and UX Designers, Interaction Designers, Game Designers and Developers, Product Designers, Technology Journalists, Project Managers, Security and Data Analysts, Digital Analysts, Corporate Communications Leads, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), Chief Information Officers (CIOs), Chief Commercial Officers (CCOs), Research Fellows and Professors.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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