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Digital Media

Your course
The MA in Digital Media provides advanced creative and technical education in digital media within a supportive educational environment. It is a multidisciplinary programme, which appeals to graduates from relevant academic backgrounds and industry professionals who want to develop or extend existing skills.

Modules comprise: E-Learning; Databases; Internet Programming; A History of Avant-Garde Film; Emerging Web Media; Research Methods; Interactive Digital Media; Digital Marketing; Human Computer Interaction; Graphics and Image Processing; Introduction to Creative Difference and Innovation; Service Learning; Digital Media Analytics and Visualisation; 3D Modelling and Animation; Digital Play & Practice; Digital Film and Culture.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
QQI Level 8 degree or equivalent H2.2. GPA 3.0 or international qualification. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent if applicable. Students who do not meet the honours degree requirement but have a Level 7 degree (Merit 2) may be admitted to the PDip course with the possibility of progressing to the MA if they receive a minimum of 60% in their course work during the year.


1 year full-time.

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
The career paths from this course are limitless, and our graduates are sought after by a wide range of industries. Areas that former graduates are currently working in include television production, IT, graphic and interaction design, web design and development and higher education. A number of graduates have carried on to undertake PhD research, whilst others have utilised the creative and entrepreneurial skills developed on the course to develop their final projects into business opportunities.

Further enquiries

Emma Hogan
T: +353 91 495 920


MA, PDip. Students may only apply for the MA. Those who do not meet the minimum entry requirements may be admitted via a qualifying exam, or be admitted to the PDip.

1. This unique course is delivered by combining expertise from the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, the Information Technology Department and Insight (Centre for Data Analytics).

2. Digital media enable the creation and synthesis of different art forms in unique ways. Students from the MA in Digital Media have won awards at national level in the areas of e-learning and digital storytelling.

3. In 2013 the course was shortlisted for the gradireland national Postgraduate Course of the Year (IT) Award.

Assessment method

Course modules are assessed continuously, practically, theoretically and/or through final examination as appropriate to the individual module. Proposals for final projects are submitted in January. Students will also be required to write a dissertation to fulfil the Master’s degree.

Application date

NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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