Course Overview Validation HETAC Framework Level Level 9 Masters Degree Entry Requirements 2.2 Level 8 honours degree in a related discipline or international equivalent and/or relevant work experience.
Griffith College welcome applicants who do not meet the requirements set out above but who have extensive industry experience. Contact the Admissions Office for more details.
Duration Full time 1 year (Timetable), Part-time 1.5 years (Timetable) Apply Directly at www.gcd.ie/apply
Creative digital media is at the forefront of the knowledge-based economy, and has been accorded a ‘high priority’ status by the Irish government. There is a large and growing demand for high-level skills in digital media and E-Business.
This MSc degree course takes students through the skills needed to produce professional media work to the highest standards. The relevant professional applications will be taught in a ‘learn by doing’ format and students will leave the programme with a portfolio of their practical work.
In photography, video, audio, animation, the Internet itself, in design and in multimedia presentation, a knowledge of creative media software applications is key to productivity and success. The programme teaches how to create multimedia applications using digital technology.
STRUCTURE OF FULL TIME PROGRAME Semester One Semester Two Research Methods (M) Business of Digital Media (M) Digital Media and Society (M) Interaction Design (M) Visual Communication (M) Multimedia Programming (M) Web Authoring (M) Games (M) (pending validation) Students must choose two of the following electives. Please note that these electives will run subject to numbers each year. Video Production (E) Server-side Web Development and Databases (E) E-Learning (E) Desktop Publishing (E) Theories and Principles of Animation (E) Digital Storytelling (E) 3-D Modelling & Animation (E) STAGE 3 M.Sc. Dissertation / Dissertation by Practice (M)
STRUCTURE OF EVENING PROGRAMME STAGE 1 STAGE 2 STAGE 3 STAGE 4 Web Authoring (M) Research Methods (M) Business of Digital Media (M) M.Sc. Dissertation /
Dissertation by Practice (M)
Visual Communication (M) Digital Media and Society (M) Elective* Elective* Interaction Design (M) Elective* Elective* Multimedia Programming (M) Elective* *Two electives are offered in semester I and three electives are offered in semester III. Each student is required to do three electives. Please note that these electives will run subject to numbers each year. Elective Choices Group One Group Two Server-side Web Development and Databases (E) Digital Storytelling (E) E-Learning (E) Video Production (E) Theories and Principles of Animation (E) 3-D Modelling & Animation (E) Desktop Publishing (E)
Learner protection for all HETAC programmes is provided in accordance with Section 43 of the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999
On completion of the Level 9 Masters degree, students may progress onto a range of Level 10 Doctoral programmes on the National Qualifications Framework. The MSc HETAC validation means that your qualification is recognised not only in Ireland and Europe but throughout the world.
Students of our existing media and design programmes have an unrivalled reputation as award winners in national media and design competitions since their inception.
On successful completion of this programme, students will be qualified to work as designers and creative directors in a variety of cross-disciplinary industries (e.g. publishing and the creative arts). They will be able to work effectively as team leaders/managers in the creative media industry, as well as for innovative multimedia projects that involve cross-media content and platforms. Other careers include content/information managers, industrial and academic research, multimedia systems developers, innovative media practitioners, and as entrepreneurs, capable of developing an innovative idea into a full development opportunity.
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