Higher Diploma in Arts in Digital Media Design

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

NFQ Level 8

NFQ Level

8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Evening

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Skills Area

Arts and Humanities

General Information
Contact

Olivia Harvey

Email

Springboard@itcarlow.ie

Phone

0599175280

Address

Faculty of Lifelong Learning
Institute of Technology Carlow
Kilkenny Road
Carlow

Role

Springboard Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

10/09/2018

Start Date

10/09/2018

End Date

31/08/2019

About this Course

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) and digital media (websites,
animation and interactive design).

Objectives

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.

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 a portfolio of prior work or by an RPL procedure in accordance with the IT Carlow Recognition of Prior Learning Policy. All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. IT Carlow reserves the right to require applicants to attend for 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. Students will develop a portfolio of works to include designs in digital media and graphic design. Through a transformative process, students will become creative practitioners and developing skills in: creative problem solving, design principles and practices, project management, communication and collaboration, technical design skills, marketing and entrepreneurship. They will experiment and explore new ideas and concepts and integrate theories and methodologies to develop design solutions. A good designer should display personal qualities of ambition, curiosity, energy, enthusiasm, imagination, initiative and talent.

Career Opportunities

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

Timetable Info

1 YEAR — PART-TIME
(7-10pm – 2 nights per week in one term
and 3 nights per week in the other)

Delivery Location

Institute of Technology Carlow
Kilkenny Road
Carlow

Delivery Notes

In class

Application Procedures

Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie