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Digital Media Design

What is this 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 and advertising), digital media (websites, applications for mobile devices, interactive design and 2D games).

The main aims of this programme are 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, discussion and social engagement. Learning and assessment is through “real world” practices which involve setting project briefs in a project/problem based learning environment. Students will also develop a portfolio of works in digital media and graphic design.

Employment Potential for Graduates
The student will develop a portfolio of works to include designs in digital media and graphic design. Through a transformative process, students will become creative practitioners, 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.

Entry requirements

What are the minimum entry requirements?
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. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.


1 year. 2 nights per week 7.00pm - 10.00pm with some Saturdays throughout the year.

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities include:
• Digital Media Designer
• Graphic Designer
• Web Designer
• Animation
• Interactive and Multi-Media Design
• Games Design
• Mobile Media Technologies

Further enquiries

Lifelong Learning Centre
Wicklow County Campus
Clermont House
Rathnew, County Wicklow
Tel: 0404 67125

Subjects taught

What will I study?
Creative Studio
Web Design Methods
Digital Media Design
Marketing Management


Exam Information
Modules completed in Term 1 will, where applicable be examined in week beginning 12th December 2016. Modules completed in Term 2 will, where applicable be examined in May 2017.

Application date

Closing Date for Applications

All Postgraduate Applications – 12 noon Friday 19th August 2016

All other applications – 12 noon Friday 26th August 2016

Course fee

€2,290 (Reduced to €1,990 if fees are paid in full before 10th September 2016). For Springboard applicants please visit

Enrolment and start dates

Starting Date: September 2016

Registration / Orientation Saturday 10th September 2016

Courses Commence
Monday 12th September 2016

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