Creative Multimedia Programming [1 year Full-time]

Limerick Institute of Technology (LC_KMMPD_LMY)
Key Programme Details

Higher Diploma in Creative Multimedia Programming

NFQ Level

8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Daytime


Full Time

ECTS Credits



Information Technology

Skills Area

Information and communication (including ICT)

General Information

Paul Vesey





Limerick Institute of Technology
Moylish Park
Limerick V94 EC5T


Head of Department of Information Technology

Important Dates
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About this Course

This postgraduate programme offers rewarding and challenging possibilities for learners interested in undertaking a conversion programme in the area of multimedia, and its application in social, media and enterprise environments.


The aim of this programme is to give the participants an academically challenging educational experience that will enable them to develop their knowledge base, professional attitudes, project management skills and industry awareness to serve both the multimedia computing industry and society. The course also aims to provide learners with the opportunity to engage in independent research that integrates concepts, issues and ethical principles that allow the student to question existing precept.

Programme Aims:
-Provide a rigorous curriculum in the study areas applicable to Multimedia Computing and Design.
-Establish a thorough understanding of the scientific, technological and design processes in the creation of interactive
digital environments.
-Cultivate a practical understanding of the interactive digital media industry and of the management of interactive digital
media project development, having regard to the importance of networking, team integration, knowledge management,
and economic environment.
-Equip the student with the skills necessary for the management of information and its associated technologies.
-Enable the student to contribute to the multimedia development environment in a manner that sustains and enhances
both the success and competitive ability of a multimedia business.
-Develop initiative, encourage an imaginative approach to the solution of problems and promote leadership qualities, as
well as encouraging students to be productive team members and to communicate effectively

Entry Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the minimum entry requirement of a Level 8 degree, or equivalent, in a non-cognate (i.e. in a non-IT) area. Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPL) will be granted based on relevant experience and training in accordance with LIT's RPL policy.

Long Description

This programme is designed to address the current skills shortage in the ICT sector. Interactive Digital Media is the convergence and integration of various types of digital media, including images, sound, video, text, graphics and animations. The HDip in Creative Multimedia Programming responds to a growing skills shortage in industry for interactive digital technologies, and in particular to support broadcast, entertainment, surveillance, gaming, internet, communications and consumer industries.

Modules covered during the programme will be as follows:

Interactive Multimedia Design,
3D Graphics,
Web Programming,
Multimedia Digital Video,
Web Development,
Multimedia Database Systems & Design,
Emerging Web Technologies,
Human Cognition & Communication,
Project Management,
Work Placement (Summer Time)

Career Opportunities

Web Programming and Advanced Web Programming provide technical skills in JavaScript and PHP, which is essential in roles like Web Developer, Java Developer, Multimedia Developer and Front End Developer. Programming fundamentals covered on these modules develop the foundations necessary to enable graduates to acquire positions like Java Developer, Software Developer and App Developer. Front End development skills like HTML5, JQuery and search engine optimisation delivered in Web Development and Evolving Web Technologies are essential for web developers, User Interface Design and UX Designers. Design concepts delivered in Interactive Multimedia provide the necessary skills for all UX and user interface designers. Human Cognition provides a solid foundation for all UX/UI rolls like Usability Analyst, UX/UI Designers and Digital Specialist. The Digital Video module provides the student with pre-production, production and post-productions skills, which are required in jobs like Multimedia content specialist, Web developers, multimedia developers, social media designers and multimedia programmers. The Multimedia Databases module provide the students will skills in SQL and MySQL, these skills are required for all types of development jobs and for all types of DBA (database admin roles). 3D graphics provide technical skill sets in 3D Studio Max and is essential in roles such as 3D Graphics Developer/artist, Motion Graphic Designers and web developers. The optional e-learning module provides the necessary design skills for eLearning, these jobs include eLearning Content Developer, eLearning Specialist and Multimedia Content specialist. The elective Project Management module also supports students to graduate with advanced project management skills using packages like Microsoft Project. The skills developed in these modules allow students to again employment in areas like project management, Software Support Engineers and all types of developers. Project management also feeds knowledge into students who wish to start their own business or become freelance artists
once graduated.

Timetable Info

There will be between 20 to 25 contact hours per week, during day-time hours (i.e. between the hours of 9am & 6pm).

There will be additional self-study required.

This is an intense programme and students should expect to be on campus for most of the week, Monday through Friday inclusive.

Delivery Location

LIT Moylish Campus, Limerick

Delivery Notes

All classes, Practical Lab sessions and tutorials will take place on campus at the LIT Moylish Campus in Limerick.
Classes will run from September 2018 to May 2019, with a Work Placement during the Summer Months of 2019. Placements are normally expected to finish by end of August.

Admissions Contact Details

Flexible Learning


Flexible Learning Department
Limerick Institute of Technology
Moylish Park
Limerick V94 EC5T


061 293802


Application Procedures

All applicants must apply at the online portal or application management system for Springboard -

Applications will be downloaded by the Flexible Learning Team at LIT and will be forwarded to the Academic Course Leader to be assessed. Once an application is assessed and a decision has been reached, the applicant will be informed of the decision via the portal. Please note that all correspondence relating to an application will happen via the Springboard Portal.

Successful applicants will be given a deadline for which they must accept the offer of a place on the programme.