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Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music

The Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music in the School of Informatics and Creative Arts at DkIT.

Fáilte go dtí Roinn na nEalaíon Cruthaitheach, Meán agus Ceoil
Welcome to the Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music

The Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music is the creative hub of the Institute and is home to an exciting and innovative range of programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level including creative media, film and TV production, music and theatre. Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities including TV and recording studios, performance spaces and discipline-specific lab spaces. We host a popular series of public events including concerts, exhibitions, showcases and conferences that enrich the cultural life of the Institute and region. We are very proud of the contribution of our graduates to the region and their successes in their chosen careers. As a student in the Department, there are many opportunities to collaborate with students in other creative disciplines and with our partner universities across the world. The Department has an important role to play in the Institute as it fulfils many of the Institute’s strategic objectives in the areas of outreach and engagement and research while continuing to provide an enriching and supportive learning environment for students.

Dr Adèle Commins
Ceannasaí Roinn na nEalaíon Cruthaitheach, Meán agus Ceoil
Head of Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music

Creative Media Courses

Music Courses

Industry Partners




The Department is delighted to have a partnership with the national broadcaster of Ireland, RTÉ. We regularly liaise with representatives of RTÉ to ensure that our programmes are in line with industry needs and students have availed of opportunities to visit the studios in Donnybrook. The Department worked closely with RTÉ on the hosting of CIRCOM conference in May 2015 in Dundalk.    



The Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music are an official Training Partner with Blackmagic Design. Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984.

The Department is delighted to offer our students training in all aspects of Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve industry standard post production software by Lecturers who are Blackmagic Certified Trainers.



Music Generation Louth is a music education service that provides a range of opportunities throughout the county for children and young people to learn music. It is part of Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, initiated by Music Network, co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships. The Department is delighted to host classes, workshops and performances by Music Generation Louth in our facilities in the Carroll Building. 

Creative Spark, a Company Limited by Guarantee, operates as a not-for-profit social enterprise which aims to develop the local creative industries sector and support new and established innovative enterprises. Launched in October 2012 it provides dedicated creative training and workspace facilities for new and established enterprises in County Louth – a place to work and a place to learn. Creative Spark was conceived with a clear focus on the development of the creative and innovative enterprise sector in this region and the use of creative practice to promote social engagement.

In 2018 DkIT and Creative Spark signed a memorandum of understanding. The MOU outlines a three-year framework for strategic partnership by setting out areas that both organisations have agreed to explore, with a view to implementation. Areas of exploration include increased collaboration around the Creative Spark FabLab project, shared training supports and facilities, potential combined-funding opportunities and the organisation of joint conferences in the region. This MOU provides a unique opportunity for both DkIT and Creative Spark to work collaboratively on improving meaningful and practical community involvement in both organisations by the creation and delivery of programmes to Dundalk and the region that go beyond the current offerings by both entities.

Groups and Ensembles

We have a number of ensembles which enrich the musical life of both the department and the Institute and perform at events within the Institute and externally.

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Graduate Showcase - Fís

Throughout the year we host a range of events to showcase our student work including film screenings and performances by our music and theatre students. Fís is the final showcase of graduate student work from the Department and is a wonderful event in which to celebrate the achievements of our students who have worked so hard to produce their projects and installations being exhibited as part of Fís.

There is great diversity of work being undertaken by our students. While the students on each of these programmes have a different focus on their programme of study, each student has the opportunity to develop their skills in creativity.

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Student Work


  • School of Informatics and Creative Arts School Office
  • Room P1096, P.J. Carroll’s Building, DkIT

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