BA (Hons) in Creative Media

Course Points
301
Course Duration
4 Years
Course Level
Level 8
Course Places
40 Places
Course Start Date
September

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 high-level 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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YEAR 1 - Semester 2:

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YEAR 2 — Semester 1:

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YEAR 2 — Semester 2

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YEAR 3 — Semester 1

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YEAR 3 — Semester 2

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YEAR 4 — Semester 1 

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YEAR 4 — Semester 2

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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 of the programme will have a detailed knowledge and understanding of both the creative and developmental strands within the Creative Media disciplines and will be skilled in the use of a range of digital media. Graduates choosing a career path on one of the strands will gain an understanding of the all aspects of a multidisciplinary team. They will be equipped to follow career paths in the following broad categories:

  • Graphic/digital designer: designs graphic content and layout for both print and digital platforms.

  • Audio designer and editor. These roles can involve creating soundtracks for a variety of needs and recording and creating audio, such as sound effects, foley and dialogue.

  • Video production and editor: responsible for assembling and creating recorded raw material into a finished product that's suitable for broadcasting. Material may include camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, graphics and special effects. 
  •  Digital marketing: developing strategy and execute marketing campaigns across digital and traditional channels 
  • Web designer / front end developer: integrating visual elements into web pages.
  • UX designer: providing information architecture, high-quality designs, graphics, mock-ups, prototypes, and layouts for web sites and applications.
  • Web developer: creating web-based applications.
  •  Motion designer: creating motion graphics and animations from conceptualization to storyboard and editing. creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional animated objects. 

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 a GPA of 50 or above as per institute guidelines are eligible to be considered for entry to a number of add-on Level 8 courses within the department, such as BA (Hons) in Creative Media.

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

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements:

Level 7 Entry Requirements:

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate including:

  • At least one H5 Grade, or a minimum Points Score of 200
  • AND Mathematics Grade F2, O6 or H7
  • AND English Grade O6 or H7
  • OR Irish Grade O6 or H7 
  • OR A-Level qualifications that are the equivalent to the above 

 

Level 8 Entry Requirements: 

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.

 


Northern Ireland/UK Entry Requirements:

Applicants must meet the matriculation requirement of 5 different subjects which must include: 

  • Mathematics at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
  • English (or Irish) GCSE  (Grade A* - C) or better
  • One subject at either:
        • ‘A Level’ (Grade A* - C) or better 
        • OR Applied A-Level (Grade A* - E)
        • OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma) (Grade Merit or Distinction).
        • OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma) (Grade Merit or Distinction)
  • The remaining subjects must be different from that presented above and may be drawn from recognised subjects at:
        • GCSE (Grade A* - C)
        • AND/OR A-Level’ (Grades A - E)
        • AND/OR Applied ‘A-level’ (Grade A* - E)
        • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
        • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
  • And a minimum score of 300 points

Students complete a 6 week placement in year 3.

Fiachra O Cuinneagain (Programme Director)
Phone: +353 429370200
Email: Fiachra.OCuinneagain@dkit.ie

Course ID DK863
Level 8
Duration 4 Years
Points 301
Places 40
School School of Informatics & Creative Arts
Department Creative Arts, Media and Music
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Starting Date September
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How to Apply

All applications for this course must be made directly to the CAO by using the course ID
DK863.

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Northern Ireland & UK

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