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The MSc in Multimedia focuses on the design, content provision and creative authoring of interactive digital media (multimedia) products, services and new media artworks. Combining both practice-based and theory-based learning, the programme addresses how new digital tools, emerging technologies and networks are central to the production and distribution of all media genres and information formats, in the media, the creative and commercial sectors, and in everyday social and cultural life internationally.

To provide students from a range of undergraduate and skills' backgrounds with an effective learning environment with respect to digital media technologies and content creation.

To develop the core technical skills required in the application of industry-standard new media tools.

To develop the creative and technical skills in the design, editorial, authoring skills and communication competencies required for the appropriate application/use of multimedia technologies in the production of content, products and services.

Why should I choose DCU?
The world of interactive multimedia is constantly changing and, as the first degree of its kind in Ireland, the MSc in Multimedia continues to evolve with it. With its creative and innovative approach and experienced range of lecturers and professional practitioners, the MSc in Multimedia has a consistent record of producing top graduates who have the expertise, creativity and versatility to succeed in numerous careers.

The programme is distinct in its approach to multimedia education.

A creative and student-centered supportive learning environment

The 'learn by doing' philosophy inspires excellence, innovation and professionalism.

The availability of cutting-edge technical resources and equipment.

A dedicated teaching staff comprising both professional practitioners and academics.

A track record of success by students in international competitions and exhibitions

Entry requirements

General Entry Requirements
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017/2018 academic year. Applicants must submit a personal statement (maximum 1000 words) as part of their application through the Postgraduate Applications Centre system. The number of places on this programme is limited to 25 students.

Students will normally be expected to have a second class (2:1, 2:2) or better honours degree. Candidates are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds including humanities, fine arts, visual communication, social sciences, business, journalism, computer applications, engineering, new technology & the creative arts. A familiarity with digital software tools is expected.

For further information on the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process please click here.

Assessment by Interview
Candidates should note that an interview may be part of the selection process for this programme. Candidates called for interview will be able to book their interview through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) website ( Interview slots will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. It is not possible to accommodate other interview dates.

International Applications
International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.


1 year full-time

Careers or further progression

A DCU Multimedia qualification is recognised worldwide and is much in demand in Ireland. There is an enormous diversity of opportunities within the industry. Former graduates are currently employed as web developers, graphic designers, imaging specialists, content writers, advertising creatives, project managers, sound designers and lecturers.

The nature of the businesses for which they are employed ranges from the creative and entertainment industries to e-learning companies, and from universities to the museum and heritage sectors. Students have been recruited by companies such as Martello Media, TDP and EMG in Dublin and a variety of digital media establishments abroad. Students have also formed successful Irish based production companies including Sock Media, NakedTiger and Evoke3.

Future Careers
Web Developer
Digital Video Specialist
Digital Imaging Specialist
Interactive Animator/Designer
Content Writer
Sound Designer
Installation Designer
Project Manager
New Media Artist

Further enquiries

Karl Grimes
t: +353 (01) 7005215

Application date

Dates for Submission of Applications 2018

EU Applicants
Applications are invited up to 31st July 2017. They will be decided on in the order they are received until all places are taken, or up to 31st July 2017, whichever is earlier. Applicants may be asked to attend for interview.

Non-EU Applicants
Applications are invited up to 10th July 2017. They will be decided on in the order they are received until all places are taken, or up to 10th July 2017, whichever is earlier. Applicants may be asked to attend for interview or to be available for a telephone/Skype interview..

How to Apply and Closing Dates
Make an Application

Apply through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (

To apply for this programme use the PAC code DC605.

Queries on completed applications to be sent to

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