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Creative Media

The on-going convergence of media and digital technologies offers unprecedented opportunities for creative media practitioners to develop their potential in new areas, across a diverse array of activities. On successful completion of the MA, graduates will have the potential to become creative leaders and initiators of change, by developing creative, intellectual and practical abilities within the field of media.

WHY STUDY CREATIVE MEDIA AT IT TRALEE?
This MA programme fosters and supports the development of highly skilled, creative media communicators who have the abilities and the skills required to generate and distribute compelling media content for the digital age. In addition, there is an entrepreneurial aspect which can facilitate those graduates who choose to commercialise their media artefact(s).

HOW IS THE PROGRAMME DELIVERED?
This is a studio-based programme. It is delivered on specified days during the week. It consists of:

• taught modules in semester I;
• semester II involves self-driven studio practice developing your artefact, supported by college academics and practitioners.

Entry requirements

Potential students of the programme should have a minimum of 2:2 honours degree in a related area and/or should have experience as a media practitioner. Applicants will also be required to submit a portfolio and present for interview, displaying and discussing creative ability and technical strengths. Outside of the standard academic entry requirements practitioners from a variety of media backgrounds with professional experience will also qualify for consideration.

Duration

1 year full-time from September to May

Careers or further progression

WHAT ARE MY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES?
The creative sector has been recognised in government strategy reports as a sector that continues to offer employment opportunities. In addition, a number of graduates will set up as independent media practitioners or follow an independent entrepreneurial path.

PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES
PhD through research.

Further enquiries

Ms. Brigid Crowley
Head of Department of Creative Media and Information Technology
T: +353 (0)66 719 1659
www.ittralee.ie/postgraduate

Subjects taught

Modules with credits:
Semester: 1
Research Methodology and Project Design 5
Professional Practice 5
Technology/Art /Society 5
Technologies in Context 5
Studio - Content Design 10

Semester: 2
Studio - Content Production 25
The Enterprise Environment 5

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WHAT FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE?
◾Art/Multimedia/Visual Lab
◾Dedicated Studio Spaces
◾Visual Studio; Recording Studio; Electronics Workshop; TV Studio,
◾Radio Broadcasting Studio; Multimedia Studio and Labs

Course fee

Total programme cost was €6,735 for 2017/18

Enrolment and start dates

Apply directly to IT Tralee.

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