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Mobile & Web Applications Design


Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

The masters in mobile and web applications design is a specialisation under a broader masters in creative digital media which provides a number of possible specialisations for students. These can be broadly categorised into, but not exclusive to, the following;

(1) Digital Games;

(2) Interactive Media;

(3) Mobile, Smart Device and Dynamic Web Applications Design;

This master’s programme which was created as a result of a merger between the masters in creative digital media and the masters in digital games in 2011 provides a thorough grounding in the core skills and knowledge of digital media & new mobile/web design platforms. It offers specialist production techniques dedicated to the specific needs of the mobile and web design industry.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (2.2 grade or higher) in any discipline relevant to multimedia authoring, design, production or computer science. Selection may be by interview.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.


Full Time - 1 Academic Year (3 Semesters)

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities

Depending on the modules chosen and their chosen specialisation during the course of the programme, graduates of the programme can pursue careers as web/content designers/developers, IPhone, Android, W7 WebAPP designers, 2D animators, DVD designers, project managers, digital media consultants, media analysts/content creators, game designers, level designers, game software engineers, project managers, consultants, and games analysts.

Graduates are also encouraged to innovate in the digital media space and to set-up their own business. Over the course of the programme, graduates will have had the opportunity to generate ideas and identify skillsets required to bring these ideas to fruition. With the range multi disciplinary talent within the class, graduates will find themselves working with others on new and innovative ideas which can be brought to market as a proof of concept, new small business, or 'indie' media developer .

Further enquiries

Programme co-ordinator

Brian Vaughan
School of Media, (Room 2-007)
College of Applied Arts & Tourism
DIT Aungier Street Dublin 2
T: 01 402 7997

Subjects taught

Certain modules are core for all students, however throughout certain semesters students may choose from a selection of options that best reflect their desired pathway choice.

Semester 1 (2 nights per week totalling 8 hours per week):

Semester 1 (2014 Timetable)
Authoring Principles
Design Practice
Digital Media Technologies

Semester 2 (2014 Timetable)
(certain modules may be added, changed, removed or updated depending on resources and industry demand)
Media Entrepreneurship
UX Design
Digital Storytelling
Game Mechanics and Environment Design
Game Engines
Mobile Application Development
Social Media Applications
Design Principles


School of Media, College of Arts and Tourism, DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

MSc in Creative Digital Media: with Specialisation


(1) Interactive Media;

(2) Digital Games;

(3) Mobile, Smart Device and Dynamic Web Applications Design;

Application date

Closing date: 30th April 2017

Enrolment and start dates

Course Start Date: September 2017

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