BA in Media Arts & Technologies

Course Points
173
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Level
Level 7
Course Places
20 Places
Course Start Date
September 2018

Course Summary

The aim of this course is to equip graduates with the necessary knowledge, core skills and competencies to work in a variety of roles within the media arts and technology sectors, particularly in the areas of these sectors where the merging of creative practices and skills utilising media and information technologies are developed.

The aim of this course is to equip graduates with the necessary knowledge, core skills and competencies to work in a variety of roles within the media arts and technology sectors, particularly in the areas of these sectors where the merging of creative practices and skills utilising media and information technologies are developed. In the multi-platform world of today, new evolving digital skills are being sought to produce high end content for simultaneous delivery on not only traditional print and broadcast media, but on the web, on mobile devices, and using the many existing and developing social media tools. The overall aim is to provide students with these core hard and soft skills. These skills are highly transferable between the various creative industries.

YEAR 1 - Semester 1
(Mandatory)

  • Communication, Research & IT
  • Creative Design
  • Creative Collaborative Development
  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • 35mm Photography
  • Introduction to Digital Audio/Visual Techniques (year-long)

YEAR 1 - Semester 2:
(Mandatory)

  • Introduction to Web Authoring
  • Visual Literacy
  • Media Studies
  • Storytelling, Creativity and Innovation
  • Introduction to Digital Audio/Visual Techniques (year-long)

YEAR 2 - Semester 1:
(Mandatory)

  • Visual Communications
  • Media, Culture and Society 1
  • Authoring for the Web (year-long)
  • Legal & Ethical Issues in Creative Media
  • Sound Design 1
  • Intermediate Audio/Visual Production (year-long)

(Electives)

  • Study Abroad for Creative Media

YEAR 2 - Semester 2
(Mandatory)

  • Media, Culture and Society 2
  • Sound Design 2
  • Branding & Packaging
  • Creative Media Project Management
  • Authoring for the Web (year-long)
  • Intermediate Audio/Visual Production (year-long)

(Electives)

  • Study Abroad for Creative Media

YEAR 3 - Semester 1
(Mandatory)

  • Media Arts and Technologies Group Project (year-long)
  • External Industry Project
  • Scriptwriting for Creative Media

(Electives)

  • 3D Modelling Techniques
  • Advanced Audio/Visual Production (year-long)
  • Editorial Design
  • Web Design and Development
  • Physical & Pervasive Interfaces
  • Computer-Assisted Learning

YEAR 3 - Semester 2
(Mandatory)

  • Culture, Society and Creative Media
  • Professional Issues in Creative
  • Media Arts and Technologies Group Project (year-long)

(Electives)

  • Advanced Digital Photography
  • 3D Animation
  • Documentary Production: Theory and Practice
  • Advanced Web Authoring
  • Authoring for Interactive Narrative
  • Design in Motion
  • Radio Production
  • Advanced Audio/Visual Production (year-long)

*Note You do not need to have any prior knowledge in any subject other than the entry requirements that are listed. In particular, you do not need previous experience in programming or art/design.† Students may undertake a one-semester placement with one of our currently approved partners via the Erasmus Programme. Students can partake in the scheme during stage two of their studies.

Graduates of the course will have a detailed knowledge and understanding of both the creative and developmental strands within the Media Arts and Technologies disciplines and will be skilled in the use of a range of digital media.

Graduates choosing a career path on one of the strands will have an understanding of the all aspects of a multidisciplinary team. They will be equipped to follow career paths in the following broad categories:

  • Web Developer
  • Web Designer
  • Web Master; Multimedia Developer
  •  Multimedia Designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Animator
  • Audio designer and editor
  • Video content creator and editor.
On successful completion of this course, students who obtain a GPA of 50 or above as per institute guidelines are eligible to be considered for entry to a number of add-on Level 8 courses within the department.
Please find information on fees and funding here: www.dkit.ie/fees

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate

INCLUDING At least one H5 Grade, or minimum Points Score of 200

AND Mathematics Grade F2, O6 or H7

AND English Grade O6 or H7

OR Irish Grade O6 or H7

OR A-Level qualifications that are equivalent to the above.

The Institute actively encourages applications from mature students.(We welcome applicants with Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)

Kieran Nolan (Programme Director)
Phone: +353 42 9370992
Email: kieran.nolan@dkit.ie

Adele Commins (Head of Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music School of Informatics and Creative Arts)
Phone: +353-0429370614
Email: Adele.Commins@dkit.ie

Course ID DK769
Level 7
Duration 3 Years
Points 173
Places 20
School School of Informatics & Creative Arts
Department Creative Arts Media and Music
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Starting Date September 2018
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