Higher Diploma in Arts in Digital Media Design

  • Higher Diploma in Arts in Digital Media Design
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Full details available on the Admissions-Postgraduate pages
  • 1 Year Full-time/1 Year Part-time (2 nights per week 7-10pm with some Saturdays throughout the year)
  • Wexford/Carlow/Wicklow
  • Not applicable
  • Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Further Study & Careers
  • PAC Codes & Fees
  • How to apply
  • Contact

Overview

Digital media takes its roots from graphic design, where messages are translated into a captivating experience, using an array of communication forms. Students will create projects in graphic design (typography, illustration, branding, packaging and advertising), digital media (websites, animation and interactive design).

What will I be able to do when I finish this programme?

The main aim of this course is to facilitate the transformation of the novice student into a creative practitioner in Digital Media Design. The course provides an integrated learning environment (studio) that encourages creativity, innovation, self-assessment and discussion. Learning and assessment is through “real world” practices, which involve setting project briefs in a project/problem based learning environment.

What subjects will I study?

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Creative Studio
  • Digital Media Design
  • Web Design Methods
  • Marketing Management

Entry Requirements

Applicants must currently hold a Level 8 degree. Applications not covered under this criteria will be considered on an individual basis, through submission of a portfolio of prior work or by an RPL procedure in accordance with the IT Carlow Recognition of Prior Learning Policy. All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

IT Carlow reserves the right to require applicants to attend for interview to determine their suitability for the course.

Study & Career Opportunities

Students will develop a portfolio of works to include designs in digital media and graphic design. Through a transformative process, students will become creative practitioners, developing skills in: creative problem solving, design principles and practices, project management, communication and collaboration, technical design skills, marketing and entrepreneurship. They will experiment and explore new ideas and concepts and integrate theories and methodologies to develop design solutions. A good designer should display personal qualities of ambition, curiosity, energy, enthusiasm, imagination, initiative and talent.

Career opportunities include:

  • Digital Media Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • UX/UI Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Animation
  • Interactive and Multi-media Design
  • Mobile Media Technologies.


Graduate Profile

Sylvia Lyons

'I really enjoyed my time at IT Carlow. The lecturers, Lifelong Learning staff and fellow students were very approachable and incredibly supportive. Overall it has been an amazing experience for me and the course itself is fantastic. I would highly recommend Digital Media Design to anyone.'

Programme Codes & Fees

Programme Code Programme Title Campus Location Schedule Fees Closing date for applications
CWX06 Higher Diploma in Arts in Digital Media Design Wexford Full-time €3,000 Full details available on the Admissions-Postgraduate pages
CWX07 Higher Diploma in Arts in Digital Media Design Wexford Part-time €2,500  
CWX08 Higher Diploma in Arts in Digital Media Design Wicklow Part-time €,2500  
CWL30 Higher Diploma in Arts in Digital Media Design Carlow Part-time €2,500  
           
           
           
           

How to apply

  1. Research & choose your programme from our wide range of postgraduate offerings on our website or in our prospectus.
  2. Check all of the relevant programme information including entry requirements, programme code and closing dates, taking time to read the Application Instructions.
  3. Get started on your postgraduate journey at IT Carlow!

    For admissions queries from Irish or European applicants, please email: graduatestudies@itcarlow.ie.

    All Non-EU applicants for this programme should refer to the international section of the IT Carlow website.

Contact

Patrick Morgan
MA, BDes
E: patrick.morgan@itcarlow.ie

or

David O’Callaghan
MA, BDes
E: david.ocallaghan@itcarlow.ie
P: 053 918 5800

International (Non-EU) applicants may contact:
E: international@itcarlow.ie      
P: 00353-59-9175205