NEW Bachelor of Science Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design CW237

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What is the Course about?

This course equips graduates to work in one of the most creative careers within the technology industry and the skills required to become a professional digital artist and application developer.

User focused design is critical in industries such as games, application development, entertainment media, simulation, virtual reality, animation and film production and as a concept creator, you will have direct influence on this design. 

Students on this course will cover the following industry standard tools and technologies during lectures: Concept Design; 2D Art; 3D Art and Programming Languages. On  completion, they will have produced numerous concepts for games, applications and entertainment media.

Special Features:

  • Students will develop interactive art within a collaborative environment with an emphasis on teamwork, group work and project work throughout the programme.
  • Work placements incorporated into Year 3 and are offered with leading national and international companies, students may also opt to complete a portfolio project.
  • The department maintains an international perspective through widespread collaboration with other computing departments and higher education providers with active research links with Netherlands, France, China, Finland, Norway, Hungary and UK.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates are eligible to progress to Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design and on graduation to either Masters or Doctoral level within the gameCORE Research Centre at Institute of Technology Carlow or elsewhere.

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills in 2D and 3D Interactive Art creation, User Experience Deisgn, User Interface Design and Programming, and will be qualified to take up varied roles such as 2D and 3D Concept Artist, Technical Artist, User Experience Designer, User Interface Designer and Programmer. 

Students will be visual design literate within the interactive digital art space and be able to effectively use colour, form, light and composition. Graduates will be ready to contribute to the development and preparation of prototypes and style determination of games, applications and entertainment media.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Philip Bourke
MSc, BSc(HonsS)