Creative Digital Media 5M5048

This one-year full-time course focuses on Digital Media, Game Design, Web Design, Digital Image Processing, Interactive Media Development, UX & UI Design, Digital marketing, Animation and 3D Graphics. Students use these core skills to design and develop, creative and interactive digital media projects.
The course introduces students to the following industry standard software: Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, After Effects, XD and Cinema 4D. Premiere for video editing, Unity for game design and Blender for 3D. Students also explore third party plug-ins and open-source software. Students have access to the new Digi-Hub containing iMacs, VR glasses, portable green screens and other technology.

Course Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent
  • Interview
  • Mature applicants welcome
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will require a competency as stated in our admissions policy here


Course Content

• Games Analysis Design 5N1651
• Computer Illustrated Graphics 5N1929
• Image Processing 5N1292
• Communications 5N0690
• Work Experience 5N1356
• Computer 3D Modelling & Animation 5N1603
• Web Authoring 5N1910
• Digital Marketing 5N1364

Optional Modules

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module.


QQI Level 5 Award in Creative Media (5M5048)

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities in the following areas become accessible through the progression routes from this course to third-level colleges. Requirements for progression may change or new progression paths become available. Modules may also need to change to facilitate learner needs.

• UX/UI Designer
• 3D & Game Designer
• Digital Marketing
• Graphic Designer
• Web Developer
• Animator

Progression to Higher Education

Graduates may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme.
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The following are the most relevant courses:

Institute of Technology Sligo

BSc in Computing in Games Development  SG131 (Level 7)

BA in Creative Design SG232 (Level 7)

BSc in Computing (Smart Technologies) SG251 (Level 8)

Athlone Institue of Technology

BSc Software Design (Mobile Apps & Connected Devices) AL705 (Level 7)

BSc Software Design with Virtual Reality & Gaming AL703 (Level 7)

BA Design Technology and Innovation AL862 (Level 8)

BA Animation and Illustration AL861 (Level 8)

Bachelor of Business Digital Marketing AL751 (Level 7)

BA Graphic Design AL763 (Level 7)

Carlow Institute of Technology

BSc TV and Media Production CW547 (Level 7)


BSc in Computing & Digital Media GA776 (Level 7)

IT Blanchardstown

BA in Creative Digital Media TU796 (Level 7)


Student Services Registration Fee: €250

DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200

QQI Examination Fees: €50

Class Materials: €0

TOTAL: €500

    (One of the following exemptions may apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)


This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.

For More Information

Phone 071-9145480 or email