Digital Media Design and Development (Certificate)
Field of Study
Type of Course:
Type of Qualification:
LEVEL 8 Special Purpose Award
Type of Study:
Application Closing Date:
10th September 2021
1 Semester (September to December)
Candidates are required to have already completed a level 8 degree or equivalent. Basic computer and keyboard skills are essential. Familiarity with social media and media sharing platforms and services are desirable too, as well as an interest at least in video production, graphic design and/or interactive media.
If there are high levels of interest admission to the course may be on the basis of interview. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be applicable for candidates with existing skills or knowledge in any of the programme modules (see www.cit.ie/rpl for further information on this process).
MTU Crawford College of Art & Design
MTU CCAD Website:
This programme will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2021-2022 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.
Course fees must be paid before attending lectures. For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students
Course Fee: €1,800 (€300 per module)
This course is offered by the MTU CCAD Department of Media Communications and the course will be run in the MTU Bishopstown Campus.
The programme is delivered entirely online using many of the same tools and technologies which also form the course curriculum. All registered students will be given access to a virtualised desktop which provides all their multimedia software and remote storage requirements for the duration of the course. This means the programme may appeal to those who, for whatever reasons, cannot commit to attending regular faceto- face lectures and labs or who simply find the flexibility and convenience of studying at a distance attractive.
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The programme will provide students with a broad and practical introduction to the world of digital media design and development. Graduates will leave equipped with fundamental skills and knowledge with regard to a wide range of modern digital media technologies and design solutions and will have a systematic understanding of the design and development process and of related job roles and industries.
As such, this single semester online programme may appeal to those lacking a background in the above but with an interest in either:
b) taking the first steps in beginning an actual career in the broad digital media industry. In this latter context the award is accepted as a bridging route for applicants who are interested in undertaking the Department’s 60 credit Master of Arts in E-learning Design & Development but who do not possess the pre-requisite digital media experience or qualifications
The programme will draw from extensive in-house expertise and facilities within the Department of Media Communications with regard to digital media production and post-production, programming and application development, user experience research, interaction design etc.
The Department is home to a number of cognate programmes, in particular the BA (Hons) Creative Digital Media, the MA in Journalism & Digital Content Creation, the MA in Public Relations with New Media, and the MA in E-learning Design and Development.
Certificate in Digital Media Design and Development (Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications).
MA in E-learning Design & Development, ECTS Credits: 30 (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
MTU Cork has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.
Detailed module information is available here
- Online application is open for course commencing September 2021.
- Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €600 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee. You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.
- Please attach and upload any documents including evidence of your possession of a Level 8 degree or similar.