Higher Diploma in Digital Media Design (WICKLOW CAMPUS)

Institute of Technology, Carlow (CW-HKDMD-H)
Key Programme Details
Award

Higher Diploma

NFQ Level

8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Evening

Mode

Part-Time

ECTS Credits

60

Skills Area

Information/Communications Technology

General Information
Contact

Olivia Harvey

Email

springboard@itcarlow.ie

Phone

0599175280

Address

Institute of Technology Carlow
Kilkenny Road
Carlow

Role

Springboard Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

20/09/2017

Start Date

11/09/2017

About this Course

This course provides an opportunity for students to study for a Higher Diploma in Digital Media Design.

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 and advertising), digital media (websites, applications for mobile devices, interactive design and 2D games).

Objectives

The main aims of this programme are 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, discussion and social engagement. Learning and assessment is through “real world” practices which involve setting project briefs in a project/problem based learning environment. Students will also develop a portfolio of works in digital media and graphic design.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must currently hold a Level 8 degree. Applications not covered under the above criteria will be considered on an individual basis, through submission of an application through RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).

All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

Long Description

This course provides an opportunity for students to study for a Higher Diploma in Digital Media Design.

Digital media takes its roots from graphic design. Students will create projects in design (graphic design, illustration, branding and advertising), digital media (websites, applications for mobile devices, games) and moving image (video and animation).

Digital media design is a growth area, requiring skilled graduates with creative skill and technical and business knowledge. This need was highlighted through a Forfas Report on Future Skills Requirements of the International Digital Media Industry:

“As high bandwidth digital technologies,….become increasingly pervasive around the globe, they will fuel an insatiable demand for high quality content that can be delivered to users over these channels.
This content will span entertainment, information, education and business applications, as well as novel applications that we cannot even envisage at present. Consequently there are huge opportunities for a country which can position itself at the nexus of the creative arts and digital technology”.

The programme is structured around studio practice, where students will combine learning from digital media, business, and professional practice streams in solving problems presented in studio briefs and through working on in-company projects. The studio work aims to encourage discussion, innovation and creativity while the in-company projects facilitate the learners introduction into working in a design environment in a company.

The aim of the programme is the development of key skills in creative problem solving, design principles and practices, project management, communication and collaboration, technical design skills, marketing and entrepreneurship.

Why Choose This Course

The main aims of this programme are 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, discussion and social engagement. Learning and assessment is through “real world” practices which involve setting project briefs in a project/problem based learning environment. Students will also develop a portfolio of works in digital media and graphic design.

Career Opportunities

The student will develop a portfolio of works to include designs in digital media and graphic design. Through a transformative process, students will become creative practitioners, developing skills in creative problem solving, design principles and practices, project management, communication and collaboration, technical design skills, marketing and entrepreneurship.

Career opportunities include:
• Digital Media Designer
• Graphic Designer
• Web Designer
• Animation
• Interactive and Multi-Media Design
• Games Design
• Mobile Media Technologies

Timetable Info

2-3 nights per week, 7.00 - 10.00pm

Delivery Location

Wicklow County Campus
Clermont House
Rathnew
Co Wicklow

Delivery Notes

In class

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Olivia Harvey

Address

Faculty for Lifelong Learning
IT Carlow
Kilkenny Rd
Carlow

Phone

0599175280

Email

springboard@itcarlow.ie

Application Procedures

Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie