Interactive Digital Media

The MSc in Interactive Digital Media is at the intersection of design, computing and content.

This multidisciplinary course enables students to develop a cutting-edge skillset using the most up to date, industry-standard technology and challenges its students to innovate and develop ground-breaking new interactive digital technologies and experiences.

Why Study Interactive Digital Media at Griffith College?
Designed specifically to address a growing need in the industry, the MSc in Interactive Digital Media at Griffith College is a 1-2 year programme which aims to build upon students' knowledge of digital for an exciting career in a growing media industry. Delivered on a full and part-time basis, as a graduate of this course, you will:

- Plan, design and build interactive digital products and experiences

- Challenge the history of design with a deep-dive on design theory and project to the future to anticipate the interactive needs of future generations

- Get exposure to programming languages, platforms, design and content that will enable them to develop interactive digital creations to solve real-life problems

- At the intersection of design, content and technology

- Fantastic job prospects with a 100% employment record from a sample of graduates

Course Highlights
- Finish early with Post-Graduate Diploma
- Small class sizes
- Access to state of the art facilities
- A dedicated experienced lecturing Team
- Industry guest speakers

Course Details
Full-time students will complete the two taught stages over two semesters and will complete the dissertation by practice in an additional third semester.

Part-time students will complete the two taught stages over four semesters and will complete the dissertation by practice in an additional fifth semester.

All students choose two elective modules in addition to the core modules.

Subjects taught

Stage One:
Web Authoring
Visual Communication
Digital Media & Society
Research Methods

Stage Two:
Interaction Design
Multimedia Programming
Business of Digital Media
Digital Media Platforms

Elective Modules:
Game Design and Development
Theories & Principles of Animation
Digital Storytelling
3D Modelling & Rendering
Desktop Publishing
Server-side Web Development & Databases
Video Production

Dissertation Stage:

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.

English Language
If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information, please contact a member of the Admissions Team.

In response to the worldwide closure of English Language Test Centres arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. This is a temporary measure for our intakes up to and including February 2022.

Application dates

How to Apply
Mature Students
Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January 2018 must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility on the website homepage. Mature applicants will be asked for a copy of their passport.


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Enrolment dates

Intake Dates
We run 2 intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn.
February 2020
September 2020

*subject to sufficient numbers.

Post Course Info

Academic Progression
On completion of the Level 9 MSc in Interactive Digital Media, students may progress onto a range of Level 10 Doctoral programmes on the National Qualifications Framework. The Postgraduate QQI validation means that your qualification is recognised not only in Ireland and Europe but throughout the world.

Career Progression
Through the MSc in Interactive Digital Media, you will have gained valuable professional experience, specialised in a key emerging field and developed many technical skills. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:

Creative Directors
Content/information managers
Industrial and academic research
Multimedia Systems Developer
Innovative Media Practitioners
Digital Media Manager
Media Product Manager
Digital Account Director
Digital Designer

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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