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

  • NFQ Level 7
  • CW237
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  • 3 Years
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What is the Course about?

This course will give you the opportunity to work in one of the most creative careers within the technology industry and provide you with 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. 

You will cover the following industry standards tools and technologies during your lectures; Concept Design, 2D Art, 3D Art and Programming Languages. On completion, you will have produced numerous concepts for games, applications and entertainment media

Special Features:

  • An active learning environment that includes dedicated interactive digital art studios providing a real-world working environment with industry links
  • Institute of Technology Carlow’s final year project showcase is attended by leading employers in creative industries
  • 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. 
  • Exit Awards: Higher Certificate in Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2 and Bachelor of Science in Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3
  • Graduates of this course will be highly sought after by employers and Institute of Technology Carlow alumni are working for prominent companies such as Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, Google, Apple and Dell.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates of the Applications option may apply to proceed to Year 4 of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design (CW268) at Institute of Technology Carlow, where they extend their knowledge of Design, 3D Modelling, Visual Effects Programming, Human Computer Interaction and Entrepreneurship.

On graduation from Year 4 graduates may proceed 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. 

You will be visual design literate within the digital art space and be able to effectively use colour, form, light and composition. After graduating you 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(HONS)