BA (Hons) in Communications in Creative Media

Course Points
306
Course Duration
4 Years
Course Level
Level 8
Course Places
40 Places
Course Start Date
September 2018

Course Summary

The aim of this four-year honours degree course is to produce Creative Media professionals with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to work within the varied Creative Media Industries in Ireland and abroad. This course will allow students to develop key skills in conventional and new media, by combining traditional communication and media production skills such as photography and video production, with highlevel training in multimedia production and design.

The aim of this course is to produce Creative Media professionals with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to work within the varied Creative Media Industries in Ireland and abroad. This course will allow students to develop key skills in conventional and new media, by combining traditional communication and media production skills such as photography and video production, with high level training in multimedia production and design.

There is a strong emphasis on creativity, collaboration, design and innovation, and developing students’ practical skills to a high standard. Students are also encouraged to develop the theoretical skills necessary to critically analyse key media issues and the information society, both in terms of its technological manifestation and its social impact. Key to this development is a six week work placement in third year, allowing students to gain experience in the workplace before completing their final year on the course.

In the final year students are offered the opportunity to realise, develop and showcase their creative ideas and skills to the public and prospective employers in the form of a final year project exhibited at the annual end of year Creative Media Degree Show.

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Notes

(1) You do not need to have any prior knowledge in any subject other than the entry requirements that are listed above. In particular, you do not need to have previous experience in programming or art/design.

(2) Study Abroad - Students may undertake a one-semester placement under the Erasmus Programme with our current approved partners during stage two of their studies, including San Pablo/UEM (Madrid, Spain).

(3) All module titles are subject to change and are for indicative purposes only. The provision of electives each year is subject to numbers enrolling on each elective and available resources.

Graduates from this programme will be well prepared to follow several career paths, including:

  • Design: Design, Multimedia Design, Web Design, Interaction/UI Design, Motion Design
  • Planning & Strategy: Information Architect/User-experience Architect, Digital Media Strategist
  • Authoring: Web Developer, App Design/Developer
  • Management: Web/Multimedia Project Manager, Social Media Strategist, Communications Officer, Media Planner, Media Buyer, Digital Marketing
  • Content Creation: Transmedia Developer, Copywriter, Content editor, Digital Image Producer, Creative Video Producer, Digital Marketing, Sound Designer

Recent Level 8 Graduates from the former programmes (BA/BA (Hons) in Communications in Creative Multimedia) have continued their studies at Masters and PhD level, set up SMEs and have taken on the following positions within companies:

  • Audio Consultant – Harman International
  • Creative Designer – CKSK, Grabone.ie, Local Government Management Agency
  • Flash Developer – ICAN
  • Programme Co-ordinator MSc Multimedia- Griffith College Dublin
  • Researcher – TV3, RTÉ
  • Copywriter – Grabone.ie, ICAN
  • Creative Director - The Institute of International and European Affairs
  • Head of Digital – Coral Interactive
  • Content Manager – Boyle Sports
  • Senior Web Developer – Intercom
  • Director of Communication - AXS Lab (New York)
  • Web designer – MOR Solutions, Lucidity Digital, Horseware, Lionbridge (London)
  • Graphic Designer – Self Help Africa, GameStop, Boylesports, PML
  • E-Learning Developer - Optimum Results/Skillsboost. Com
  • UI Designer – Roadhouse Interactive (Canada)
  • College Lecturer - Cavan VEC, Louth VEC Production Assistant – Blonde and Co (New York)
  • Digital Project Manager – Four23 (London)
  • Senior Production Controller – Gill and Macmillian
  • Assistant Director – HBO (Game of Thrones)
  • Transmission Controller – Setanta Sports
  • Content Developer – Boyle Sports

On successful completion of this course, students who obtain Second Class Honours or higher are eligible to be considered for entry to the MA/MSc by Research within the School of Informatics and Creative Arts.

On successful completion of this course, students who obtain Second Class Honours or higher are eligible to be considered for entry to the MA/MSc by Research within the School.

Students who have successfully completed the first two years of this course and who wish to leave after two years, may be awarded a Level 6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Communications in Creative Media.

Students who have successfully completed the first three years of this course and who wish to leave after three years, may be awarded a Level 7 BA in Communications in Creative Media.

Please find information on fees and funding here: www.dkit.ie/fees

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate

INCLUDING At least two H5 Grades

AND Mathematics Grade O6 or H7

AND English Grade O3 or H6

PLUS Minimum Points Score of 300.

Kelly Mc Erlean (Programme Director - Communications in Creative Media)
Phone: +353 429370200
Email: Kelly.McErlean@dkit.ie

Course ID DK863
Level 8
Duration 4 Years
Points 306
Places 40
School School of Informatics & Creative Arts
Department Creative Arts, Media and Music
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Starting Date September 2018
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