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M.A./P.Grad.Dip. in Digital Media
National University of Ireland, Galway – GYA62

1 year full-time course

Course Overview

The MA in Digital Media aims to synthesise artistic and technological knowledge. This unique course is delivered by combining expertise from the Huston School of Film and Digital Media, the Information Technology Department and the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI). It is a multidisciplinary programme which takes graduates from relevant academic backgrounds and industry professionals who want to develop or extend existing skills.

Course content

Modules include:

  • Interactive Digital Media
  • Film Making for the Internet
  • Emerging Web Media
  • Databases
  • E-Learning
  • 3D Modeling and Animation
  • Digital Media Analytics and Visualisation
  • Internet Programming
  • Research Methods
  • Copyright in the Digital Era
  • e-Business Marketing
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Graphics & Image Processing
  • Film in the Digital Age
  • A History of Avant Garde Film
  • Introduction to Creative Difference and Innovation
  • Service Learning

Career prospects; Further studies

The career paths from this course are limitless. Digital media graduates are required in all industries. Innovative concepts and skills in advanced Web and Internet Technologies are fuelling the expansion of traditional companies, an increase in newer Web-centric companies and social networking sites. Artistic skills in graphic modelling and animation in film and games are increasingly sought by entertainment industries. Graduates can utilise their own creativity and skills to become entrepreneurs.

Entry requirements

NQAI Level 8 degree or equivalent H2.2. GPA 3.0 or international qualification. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent if applicable. Students who do not meet the honours degree requirement but have a level 8 degree may be admitted to the PDip course with the possibility of progressing to the MA if they receive a minimum of 60% in their course work during the year, subject to qualifying examination and appropriate arrangements.


EU (Total): €3,500 p.a. 2014/15

Contact details

Dr Amy Mollaghan | Dr Rod Stoneman
T +353 91 494 264 | +353 91 492 999
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