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Why is Creative Computing important?

Ireland's globally recognised digital and creative economy has experienced significant growth in recent years. Enterprise Ireland aims to expand even further the export footprint of this growing sector, and skilled workers are required to do this. Our graduates will be qualified to fulfill the needs of this sector and many others.

What is the BSc (Hons) in Creative Computing?

This is a four year course designed to provide students with the knowledge and practical experience of industry standard innovative tools and technologies, within the domains of technology and creative media. The course is primarily a computing course specialising in creative media, with approximately 60% computing content and 40% creative media content. It is a very practical based course where students develop skills through a strong emphasis on project work and continuous assessment. Graduates are highly employable allowing them to pursue a career in both the computing and creative media industry. If you would like to study a Computer Science Course and you also like Creative Media, this might be the course for you!

Subject Areas

Students study core computing subject areas, such as Web and Mobile Development, Computer Science and Databases, with creative subject areas such as UX (User Experience) Design, Graphic Design, Animation and Media Production.

Industry Placement

Students can choose the option of Industry Placement during Flexible Semester in year 3. This allows academic theory to be put into practice while gaining valuable insights into working life. Industry Placement enhances employability and kick-starts the creation of a network of potential contacts for future careers. Along with Industry Placement, there are a number of alternative options available during Flexible Semester.

Year 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
Creative Programming Fundamentals 1 Creative Programming Fundamentals 2
Graphic Design 1 Website Development 1
User Experience Design Digital Imaging
Introduction to Creative Media Pipeline Design Concepts
Computer Systems 1 Computer Systems 2
Communication Skills Mathematics for Problem Solving

Year 2

Semester 3 Semester 4
Website Development 2 Web App Development 1
Graphic Design 2 Web Design and Development
2D Animation 3D Modelling Fundamentals
Audio Production Video Production
Database Fundamentals Database Systems
Mathematics for Graphics and Statistics Professional Practice

Year 3

Semester 5 Semester 6
Learning Portfolio - Flexible Semester Web App Development 2
Choose one of the following electives: Digital Graphic Design
*Industrial Placement 1 3D Animation Practice
*Professional Certification 1 Software Engineering
*Study Abroad 1 NoSQL Databases
*Voluntary Organisation Project 1 Multimedia Networks
* = Elective

Year 4

Semester 7 Semester 8
Mobile App Development 1 Mobile App Development 2
Project 1 Project 2
Computer Security Integrated Marketing
Project Management Multimedia Databases
Data Visualisation Choose one of the following electives:
Choose one of the following electives: *3D Animation and Transmedia
*3D Lighting and Rendering *Advanced Graphic Design
*Advanced Media Production *eLearning
*Instructional Design
* = Elective

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for BSc (Hons) in Creative Computing

2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O5/H7

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for BSc (Hons) in Creative Computing:

Graduates of the BSc (Hons) in Creative Computing may choose to work in some of the many diverse areas of Computing and Creative Media, such as:

  • Web Development, Mobile App Development and Software Development
  • UX (User Experience) Design
  • The Entertainment Sector - Animation, Film, Creative Content, Pipeline/Production Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Software Support

Career Opportunities for BSc (Hons) in Creative Computing graduates:

  • Web Development
  • Software Support and Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Animation
  • Wireless Services
  • Digital Film/TV/Broadcasting
  • Mobile Application Development

Completion of a level 8 programme will also enable students to undertake taught Masters programmes or Masters degrees by research at SETU Waterford or other third-level colleges


Course Leaders

Ms Bernie McKeown

Lecturer and Programme Leader -

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Ms Jacqui Woods O'Brien


Call: +35351306265

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