B.Sc. (Hons) in Multimedia, Level 8
Dublin City University – DC133

3 year full-time course

Course Overview

New digital and multimedia technologies are increasingly being adopted in traditional media and communication fields, e.g. digital multimedia in the audiovisual sector and multimedia applications in education. The range of multimedia applications is growing across other sectors too, such as tourism, entertainment and architecture. This course gives you a grounding in the tools used for developing these many multimedia products.

Multimedia is for creative and enquiring minds, and for those who are interested in making new multimedia services and products, or telling stories in an innovative way. While you don’t need practical experience before coming on the course, you should enjoy working with computers. Other important skills are problem solving, flexibility and the ability to be a good team player.

Course content

For students who can demonstrate an interest and competence in the field, your degree course focuses on the conceptual and creative dimensions as well as the technological aspects of multimedia. You will develop an understanding of theory relevant to digital media, including issues of content and form.

You will acquire a command of the concepts and practices in digital text, image and sound manipulation, and multimedia authoring. In this way, you will be equipped to contribute to multimedia product development and to manage a diverse range of multimedia projects.

Project work is a vital part of this degree and you will be set numerous individual and group projects throughout your three years. These all contribute to your overall grade.

Career prospects; Further studies

You will find employment in diverse areas of multimedia (both application and content creation) across different industrial and cultural sectors. These include the education, tourism and heritage industries, e-commerce, media and broadcast industries, as well as the expanding electronic media/arts sectors.

  • Games developer
  • Website designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Advertising manager
  • Computer programmer

Entry requirements

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply: HC3 English/GCE A-Level C English plus GCE A-Level D or GCE AS-Level C or GCSE C Mathematics. FETAC level 5 students applicable, transfer applications from levels 6-8 and international students welcome.

Contact details

Mr Martin G Molony