Creative Digital Media (BA Honours)
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4 Years (8 semesters)
For admission to a programme, standard applicants must
• score the necessary CAO points and
• meet the minimum entry requirements
Leaving Certificate in six subjects i.e. H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects. The six subjects must include Mathematics, and either English or Irish.
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At present, there is no formal work placement in the Department. Industry briefs and tuition play a very important role in the multimedia programme. The Department links up with Media Industry’s both nationally and internationally and provides industry solutions for their needs, giving the students real life experience from live industry projects.
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Helpful subjects are Art, Music, and English.
The Creative Digital Media (previously titled Multimedia) course places particular emphasis on individual and team based projects. Students learn how to integrate the various skills and competencies required to produce an effective multimedia products.
Please note that the BA (Honours) in Creative Digital Media (previously titled Multimedia) takes places at the CIT Bishopstown Campus.
Creative Digital Media combines the creativity of art and design with the skills and knowledge of computer technologies and programming to create interactive digital media products. Creative Digital Media comes in many different formats. It can be almost anything you can hear or see like text, image, music, sound, video, film, animation, and more. By combining media, content and interactivity, those interested in digital creative media can take on and work with a variety of media forms to get their content to communicate across a variety of platforms and in some cases perform interactive experiences.
The course is designed to foster a range of studies in areas such as new media, design, social media, music technology, business principles, computing and 2D/3D visualisations. The course places particular emphasis on individual and team based projects. Students learn how to integrate the various skills and competencies required to produce effective multimedia products.
The BA (Honours) in Creative Digital Media students can choose to do an Erasmus exchange with the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany. Graduates of the BA (Honours) in Creative Digital Media can also choose to continue their studies in Germany at Master’s Level 9 by taking the MA in Leadership in the Creative Industries which is a Joint Award. The Award is internationally recognised and accredited by CIT and the University of Applied Science in Media Faculty, Darmstadt, Germany..
Suitably qualified graduates are eligible to apply for:
- MA in Leadership in the Creative Industries (Joint Award CIT / h_da, Media Faculty, Germany)
- MA in Public Relations with New Media
- MA in Journalism with New Media
- MA in E-learning and Development
- MA by Research
What is the difference between Visual Communications and Creative Digital Media?
Visual Communications is a graphic design course that focuses on creative design for the printed and electronic media.
Creative Digital Media investigates a broader spectrum and focuses on areas such as computer programming, new media, E-learning, 3D animation and video production.
Is the Creative Digital Media course diverse?
Yes, it is a diverse course. The BA (Honours) in Creative Digital Media allows you to study in the CIT Cork School of Music in areas such as music technology. You also learn about virtual reality by visiting the simulator in the National Maritime College of Ireland and there are also opportunities to work on projects from companies in the CIT Rubicon Centre.
“Over the 4 years in CIT’s Creative Digital Media Degree there was a great opportunity to study and experience many facets of a media development career. Working on areas from web development, design, E-learning, film to project management prepared me to join one of the world’s largest E-learning companies, Mindleaders, in 2008.
In 2011, I began work as the lead technical director with a startup software development company. The company has delivered eBook tablet applications for iPad, Android, and Windows 8 along with In-Classroom activities for primary and post primary schools around Ireland.
Since 2012, I became partner and Operations Director at Radii.ie - delivering software development and design solutions for companies all over Ireland, the UK, and the USA.”
There is a very broad range of career opportunities for the graduates of the BA (Honours) in Creative Digital Media. All graduates will be comfortable working as part of a multidisciplinary team, managing projects and possibly starting their own business. Areas of specialist employment include E-learning, Game and App Development, 3D Design, Animation, Interactive Programming, and Audio Technology.
- Project Manager/Creative Director
- E-learning/Usability/Information Design
- Web Designer or Developer/App, Games and 3D Designer
- Animator/Video and TV Producer/Digital Music Producer
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