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Digital media takes its roots from graphic design, where messages are translated into a captivating experience, using an array of communication forms. Students will create projects in graphic design (typography, illustration, branding, packaging and advertising), digital media (websites, animation and interactive design).

What will I be able to do when I finish this programme?

The main aim of this programme is to facilitate the transformation of the novice student into a creative practitioner in digital media design. The programme provides an integrated learning environment (studio) that encourages creativity, innovation, self-assessment and discussion. Learning and assessment is through real world practices, which involve setting project briefs in a project/problem based learning environment.

What subjects will I study?

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Creative Studio
  • Digital Media Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Marketing Management

Entry Requirements

Applicants must currently hold a Level 8 degree. Applications not covered under this criteria will be considered on an individual basis, through submission of a portfolio of prior work or by an RPL procedure in accordance with the SETU Carlow Recognition of Prior Learning Policy. All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

SETU Carlow reserves the right to require applicants to attend for interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

Study & Career Opportunities

Students will develop a portfolio ofworks to include designs in digitalmedia and graphic design. Through atransformative process, students willbecome creative practitioners anddeveloping skills in: creative problemsolving, design principles and practices,project management, communicationand collaboration, technical designskills, marketing and entrepreneurship.They will experiment and explorenew ideas and concepts and integratetheories and methodologies todevelop design solutions. A gooddesigner should display personalqualities of ambition, curiosity, energy,enthusiasm, imagination, initiative andtalent.

Career opportunities include:

  • Digital Media Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • UX/UI Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Animation
  • Interactive and Multi-media Design
  • Mobile Media Technologies.