The Department of Media Communications has in recent years grown significantly in terms of its range of programmes and in its recognition as a premier educational provider of visual communication, multimedia, journalism and public relations (with new media) and Elearning in Ireland.
The Department is part of the Crawford College of Art and Design since 2010 and the programmes are offered on the CIT Bishopstown campus.
Facilities are of a high standard and include drawing, design and photographic studios, computer labs which are use for; digital imaging, desktop publishing, video editing, 2D and 3D animation, programming and project development. The department also houses a print room with has traditional offset printing and digital prepress facilities and specialisation printing such as silk-screen and letter-press. The BA (Honours) in Multimedia programme has music technology classes delivered in the CIT Cork School of Music.
All courses maintain close links to industry involving ongoing consultation with design and media professionals ensuring that courses are targeted to ‘real world’ needs and that graduates are both highly educated and eminently employable.
The College offers opportunities in research at Masters and Phd level, plus taught Masters such as the MA in Public Relations with New Media, and Journalism with New Media, as well as the MA in Elearning Design and Development. Two Masters programmes are also available in the art and design education area: the MA in Art & Design Education, and the MA in Teaching Visual Arts for Primary and Early Years Education.
Course Listing with links
CR112 BA (Honours) in Multimedia
The BA (Honours) in Multimedia students also have the choice to study in the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany.