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What is Creative Computing?

Creative Computing aims to provide students with the cross disciplinary skills of computing and creative media. Graduates will be skilled in both computing and multimedia to work in today’s highly dynamic, high-tech digital environment. If you would like to study a Computing Course and you also have a creative ability, this might be the course for you!

What is the BSc in Creative Computing?

This is a three year course designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and practical experience in computing and creative media. Students study approximately 60% computing in core areas, such as Web and Mobile Development, Networks and Databases, and 40% in creative media, such as UX Design, Graphic Design, Animation and Media Production. Our students use industry standard innovative tools and technologies, to become proficient in programming and creative media to create custom-built interactive applications. The flexible semester facilitates professional development, enhances knowledge and technical skills, through industry placement and other opportunities.

What will the BSc in Creative Computing enable you to do?

There is an increasing demand for IT professionals with the skillset required to drive and support the computing and creative media industry. Our graduates are modern computer science and creative media professionals with the knowledge and skillset to work in the domains of technology and creative media.


Year 1

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

Year 2

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

Year 3

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

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for BSc in Creative Computing

5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O5/H7

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for BSc in Creative Computing

Students who complete this level 7 degree programme can choose either to graduate after three years or progress on to a related level 8 degree.

Information on how to progress is on our advanced entry page.

Graduates of the BSc 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 in Creative Computing graduates

  • Web Development
  • Software Support & Development
  • Graphic Design 
  • Mobile Development
  • Animation

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


Course Leaders

Ms Bernie McKeown

Lecturer and Programme Leader -

Email: [email protected]


Ms Jacqui Woods O'Brien


Call: +35351306265

Email: [email protected]