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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media

  • Course Code


  • Type of Qualification:

    Honours Bachelor Degree

  • Field of Study

    Audio-visual techniques and media production,Combined,Foreign languages,Humanities and Arts,Management and administration,Marketing and advertising,Political Science and civics

  • Type of Study:

    Full Time,Modular

  • Application Closing Date:

    Not Specified

About the Course

Creative Digital Media at IT Tallaght

As a Creative Media student at ITT Dublin, you’ll be thinking, designing and creating from your first days in the door.  The course attracts ambitious, talented people who want a practical, hands-on education that prepares them for careers in the media and cultural sectors.   An exciting range of practice-based modules allows students to specialize as they move through the programme.  You’ll also be studying and discussing the role of the media in society keeping an eye to emerging 21st century social and technological trends. 

Our practical modules and specialist workshops are in the areas of digital content creation across video, multimedia, photography, radio and sound production.  You’ll cover all these subjects in the first two years and as you develop your understanding of the technologies, their storytelling potential and your industry interests, you get to choose which path you want to follow.  Project work throughout the programme includes the production of short dramas, documentaries and music videos, as well as 2D and 3D animations, website design and photographic portfolios.  Frequently you’ll be working for real world clients so the expectations are high, the deadlines are real and the experience is intense!

Our programme takes limited numbers to ensure each student has access to equipment and one-on-one tutoring throughout the four years.  Our graduates have gone on to work throughout regional, national and international media and cultural industries including Industrial Light and Magic, RTE, TV3, BBC, TG4, Google, Facebook, Windmill Lane and the Gallery of Photography.  Our past students have worked on major productions such as Room, Game of Thrones, Rebellion, Vikings, Ripper Street, 28 Days Later and many more.  Graduates have gone on to complete postgraduate studies in related disciplines such as Documentary Photography, Journalism, Interactive Digital Media and Art in the Digital World.

Creative Digital Media at IT Tallaght


Creative Digital Media at IT TallaghtCourse Code: TA022 - Level 8
Hons BA Creative Digital Media

  • Length of course: 4 years
  • Recognised in Europe
  • Mature students welcome

Mature applicants (23 years of age) may not be required to meet the minimum entry requirements but may be considered on their merits.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements
At least grade H5 or better in two higher level papers and grade O6 or better in four ordinary level papers in the Leaving Certificate including English and Irish or Maths.  Pass in Foundation Level Mathematics (F3) is acceptable for this course.

Summary - 2H5 & 4O6/H7 - Maths (F3)

2018 CAO points : 235 (round 1)



Career Opportunities

Creative Digital Media at IT TallaghtGraduates have gone on to work throughout regional, national and international media and cultural industries, including RTE, Windmill Lane, TG4, Newstalk 106, British Eurosport and The Gallery of Photography.

Many graduates have gone on to complete postgraduate studies in related disciplines as diverse as globalisation, documentary photography, journalism and advertising.

Some students chose to work in media for independent or public media companies or for advertising agencies as directors, script-writers, cameramen, photo-journalists, print journalists, technicians or multimedia specialists. 

Others work in Public Relations or act as Trainers.  Some students successfully produce their own films.  Some go abroad to the US to work in local media.




( Graduate Testimonials)

What our graduates have to say about the  Creative Digital Media degree:

I can not speak highly enough about my time in IT Tallaght. I studied Creative Digital Media for four years and it was the perfect mix of practice and theory. We were given the opportunity to express ourselves creatively through various projects in Interactive Design, Multimedia, Video and Professional Photography. We also studied many theory subjects including digital marketing, film studies, cultural studies and enterprise development. Before I went to  ITT I didn't really know what I wanted to do and it was perfect because the course allowed you to explore loads of different options. From directing your own film, designing your own website, creating your own CGI effects project, curating your own photography exhibition to pitching mock presentations for clients, it has all been one exciting journey of self exploration. 

I am currently working for Google Dublin as an Associate Account Strategist. I provide small and medium businesses with a digital marketing strategy to help improve their return on investments. CDM has got me to where I am today. ITT encourages you to think outside the box and that is something that you can carry forward into the future and apply it to any type of business model or company you decide to work for. 

I highly recommend ITT if you have a creative spark within you but aren't completely sure about what you want to do. It will lead you down the right path. 
Aisling Durcan, Graduate



"This degree gave me a chance to explore in depth a whole new world within media and beyond. The opportunity to study analogue photography and explore the art of sound design have always stayed strong in my memory while the opportunity to create, shoot and edit short films, music videos, and TV programming, helped set me on the path I am still on today.

The great mix of theory and practical was so well balanced, each subject complimented the other very well and each project could utilise these skills to maximum effect.

Today I am a Freelance Cameraman/Digital Image Technician, working in Film and TV Production, involving Hollywood feature films, high-end TV dramas like The Vikings, The Fall, Penny Dreadful and Ripper Street, while working as a cinematographer on short films, music videos and documentaries.

After the BA Hons. Degree, I achieved a Distinction in a 12-week 16mm Film Course at Filmbase, with internships at the IFI Archive before seeking work in TV production at City Channel, TV3 and now finally as a Freelance Cameraman.

This course allowed me explore, discover and create!" Niall O’Connor, Graduate


"I had a lot of fun doing this degree.

I thought it was practical, hands-on, and the wide range of subjects gave a sense of discovery. Often it was subjects that I didn’t expect to like (or didn’t know existed) that I was most enthralled by.

This echoed in my career path (like many in the industry I think). I worked in photography after graduation, followed by magazine publishing, then digital marketing. Now I’m doing marketing for a start-up, flirting with UX and product development.

I think this course is for flexible, creative thinkers. And if you’re not one to start with, you will be by the end." Aileen Power, Graduate

How To Apply

For any questions about any aspect of the course, you can email: mary.caulfield@it-tallaght.ie or jean.ohalloran@it-tallaght.ie

Our third year students design the course website as part of their web design and development classes, and you can see examples of student work and the course from their perspective at:  http://www.creativemediadegree.ie.

Facebook icon: www.facebook.com/creativedigitalmediaittdublin

Twitter icon:   https://twitter.com/CDMITTDUBLIN

Instagram Icon: https://www.instagram.com/creativedigitalmedia/

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Further Information

Head of School: Dr Damien Roche
Tel:+353 1 404 2880 / damien.roche@it-tallaght.ie




Course Content

Semester 1


Critical Skills Development
Media Studies
Introduction to Media Writing
Graphic Design 1
TV Production 1
Radio Production
Creative Photography

Semester 2


Graphic Design 2
Film Style and Genre
Radio Production
TV Production 2
Creative Photography
Media and Society


Spanish 1
French 1
Media Technologies 1
German 1

Semester 3


Audio Design & Production
Digital Imaging for Photographers
Cultural Studies
Screenwriting 1
Motion Graphics
Location Production Techniques


French 2
Spanish 2
Media Technologies 2
German 2

Semester 4


Screenwriting 2
Location Video Production
Digital Imaging for Photographers
Media Politics
Audio Design & Production
2D Animation


Media Technologies 3
German 3
French 3

Semester 5


Media Entrepreneurship
Applied Media Law
Video Drama Production 01
Motion Design and Special Effects
Screen Studies


Advanced Radio Production
Studio Photography

Semester 6


Video Drama Production
Interactive Design and Development
Emerging Media Practices


Documentary Photography
Radio Programming

Semester 7


Dissertation 1
Professional Development
Political Economy


Digital Media Production
Advanced Photographic Techniques
Digital Audio Production Techniques
Digital Media Project - Multimedia

Semester 8


Dissertation 2
Portfolio Development
Culture and Technology


Digital Audio Post Production
Professional Photographic Practices
Digital Media Project - Video
Digital Media Project
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