Creative Digital Media - Level 8
This 4 year honours degree course is designed to equip graduates with the skills necessary to meet the needs of a rapidly changing media workplace. It will give students a basis in both typical media and the media technologies so that they will be able to adapt as the industry develops.
An example of the subjects students would study is as follows: Media Writing, Creative Photography, Radio and TV Production, Graphic Design, Media Politics, Marketing Communications, Interactive Design, Media Law, Digital Video Production and Portfolio Development
Typically students would go on to work in media companies such as RTE, Newstalk, Shinawil or advertising agencies as directors, script writers, camera men, photo-journalists, print journalists, technicians, multimedia specialists and Public Relations.
Social Care Practice - Level 8
This course is suited to individuals who wish to work with minority groups, people with disabilities, children and young people, homeless people etc. It is an internationally recognised degree so it gives graduates the opportunity to work in their field anywhere in the world. It is a four year degree course with work experience in years 2 and 4. Again this is a very hands on course and all the lecturers have years of experience actually working in their field so they know what skills are required and are able to pass them on directly.
The subject matter is largely focused in the area of psychology which means that graduates have the option of going on to do further study in that area to qualify in Psychology. An example of the subjects studied are as follows: Sociology, Creative approaches to social care, Health education and promotion, Politics, Social Policy, Youth Justice, Social Care and Older People, Abnormal Psychology, Counselling, Community Studies.
Graduates from this programme would be qualified to begin work as social care assistants in their chosen field be it Youth Work, Caring for the elderly, community work etc. To become a Social Care Worker graduates would have to do a masters in that area.
International Tourism & Hospitality - Level 7 and 8
There is the option of the ordinary and honours degree with this course. Tourism is one of our biggest industries in Ireland and it is set to grow as travel becomes increasing more accessible throughout the world. This course will equip graduates with the necessary skills to enable them to build and pursue successful careers in international hospitality and tourism management. In year 3 of this course there is a 6 month work placement that can be completed in Ireland, the UK, Europe or the US. Students also have the option of studying a language thereby maximising their employability potential upon graduation.
An example of some of the subjects studied is as follows: Kitchen & Restaurant Operations, Gastronomy, Economics, Information Communication Technology, Front Office & Accommodation Operations, Cultural & Leisure Tourism, Marketing for Hospitality & Tourism, Hospitality & Tourism Law, Business and Event Tourism, Management Accounting, Strategic Hospitality & Tourism Management and Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Hospitality & Tourism.
Graduates from this course would typically work with hospitality companies, transport companies, tour operators, destination and event management companies, state agencies and consulting companies both domestic and international.
Culinary Arts - Level 6
Chefs are one of the most in demand professions across the world at the moment. ITT Dublin offer Culinary Arts as a 2 year Higher Certificate course. There are a few different elements to this course that make it stand out. Firstly we have a skills kitchen where you will learn all the necessary skills such as food prep, knife skills and techniques. We also have a production where students will put the theory and skills to practice by preparing food and working with the different ingredients and flavours.
ITT Dublin is also unique in that it has a restaurant onsite that caters to the general public of Tallaght for one night each week. This is staffed by students from the Culinary Arts course. Each week one student is made head chef so they chose the menu, staff, wine etc and they are responsible for running the kitchen on the night.
All of these elements combine to produce graduates that are not only equipped with the necessary skills to prepare food but also with an understanding of what is involved in running a restaurant. This gives them a substantial advantage when they are looking for work.
Our graduates from this course are doing exceptionally well and each year they are picking up awards and recognition from their peers.
European Studies - Level 8
This course is effectively our arts degree in ITT Dublin. This course involves a full year of study abroad in one of our partner universities in Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Poland or Spain in year 3 of the course. Students do not have to have previously studied a language to meet the entry requirements for this course but they will study one as part of the course.
The type of student who typically takes this course has an interest in European politics, history, society, culture and literature and well as a love of learning languages. An example of the subjects studied is as follows: European History, Intro to Politics, Behavioural Studies, Economics, The EU, Global Politics and Business, European Tourism Policy and Contemporary Representations of Ireland.
There are a wide variety of career opportunities available for graduates in national and international companies, political organisations, NGO's, marketing, media, PR and banking.