Creative Digital Media, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    3210 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
The Masters in Creative Digital Media from Dublin Institute Of Technology provides a thorough grounding in the core skills and knowledge of digital media technologies and offers specialist production techniques dedicated to the specific needs of the digital media industry. The course is designed to advance students' employment potential and addresses the specific needs of employment in digital media. It is also suitable as a foundation for pursuing a career in digital media research.

About

The Masters in Creative Digital Media from Dublin Institute Of Technology is a specialisation under a broader masters which provides a number of possible specialisations for students; these can be broadly categorised into, but not exclusive to, the following;

  • Digital Games
  • Interactive Media
  • Mobile, Smart Device and Dynamic Web Applications Design

The Masters in Creative Digital Media provides a thorough grounding in the core skills and knowledge of digital media technologies and offers specialist production techniques dedicated to the specific needs of the digital media industry. The course is designed to advance students' employment potential and addresses the specific needs of employment in digital media. It is also suitable as a foundation for pursuing a career in digital media research.

Career Opportunities

Depending on the modules chosen and their chosen specialisation during the course of the programme, graduates of the programme can pursue careers as web/content designers/developers, IPhone, Android, W7 WebAPP designers, 2D animators, DVD designers, project managers, digital media consultants, media analysts/content creators, game designers, level designers, game software engineers, project managers, consultants, and games analysts.

Graduates are also encouraged to innovate in the digital media space and to set-up their own business. Over the course of the programme, graduates will have had the opportunity to generate ideas and identify skillsets required to bring these ideas to fruition. With the range of multi-disciplinary talent within the class, graduates will find themselves working with others on new and innovative ideas which can be brought to market as a proof of concept, new small business, or work as part of a wider 'indie’ media developer framework.

Programme Structure

Course Content
Semester 1
  • Authoring Principles
  • Ludology
  • Design Practice
  • Digital Media Technologies
  • Production
Semester 2
  • Media Entrepreneurship
  • UX Design
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Game Mechanics and Environment Design
  • Game Engines
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Social Media Applications
  • Design Principles

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS

    The taught modules carry a total of 60 ECTS and the research project carries 30 ECTS in total

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade A):

    200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Honours degree (2.2 grade or higher) in any discipline relevant to multimedia authoring, design, production or computer science. Selection may be by interview.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    3210 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3210 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1,100 - 1,800 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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