Higher Diploma in Arts in Digital Media Design - WICKLOW CAMPUS

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

NFQ Level 8

NFQ Level

8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Evening


Part Time

ECTS Credits


Skills Area

Arts and Humanities

General Information

Olivia Harvey






Faculty of Lifelong Learning
Institute of Technology Carlow
Kilkenny Road


Springboard Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline


Start Date


End Date


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).


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

(7-10pm – 2 nights per week in one term
and 3 nights per week in the other)

Delivery Location

Wicklow County Campus
Clermont House
Co Wicklow

Delivery Notes

In class

Application Procedures

Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie