MA/Postgraduate Diploma (Digital Media)
College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
Short-listed for national Postgraduate Course of the Year Award 2013
The MA in Digital Media aims to synthesise artistic and technological knowledge. This unique course is delivered by combining expertise from the Huston School of Film and Digital Media, the Information Technology Department and the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI). It is a multidisciplinary programme which takes graduates from relevant academic backgrounds and industry professionals who want to develop or extend existing skills.
- Interactive Digital Media
- Film Making for the Internet
- Emerging Web Media
- 3D Modeling and Animation
- Digital Media Analytics and Visualisation
- Internet Programming
- Research Methods
- Copyright in the Digital Era
- e-Business Marketing
- Human Computer Interaction
- Graphics & Image Processing
- Film in the Digital Age
- A History of Avant Garde Film
- Introduction to Creative Difference and Innovation
- Service Learning
Huston School of Film and Digital Media
The Huston School of Film and Digital Media was established in 2003 under the active patronage of the (John) Huston family. The School offers a dynamic approach to film and digital media training, with a strong emphasis on critical studies. As well as offering postgraduate programmes, the Huston School also hosts a range of guest seminars during the year with academics and practitioners of film. Visitors have included Gabriel Byrne, Seamus McGarvey, Lenny Abrahamson, Mark O’Halloran, James Cromwell, John Boorman, Roddy Doyle, Colin MacCabe, Laura Mulvey and Mike Figgis.
Postgraduate Portfolio Day Ireland
Huston School are participating in an event in Dublin on Jan 31, 2013, that will bring together a number of "creative colleges" offering postgraduate fine art and media courses in Ireland. Faculty from the different courses will be there to give feedback to prospective students on their portfolios and advice on the various programmes on offer, etc. Admission is free; more information and registration form online.
NQAI Level 8 degree or equivalent H2.2. GPA 3.2 or international qualification. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent if applicable. Students who do not meet the honours degree requirement but have a level 8 degree may be admitted to the PDip course with the possibility of progressing to the MA if they receive a minimum of 60% in their course work during the year, subject to qualifying examination and appropriate arrangements.
1 year, full-time
Next start date: September 2013
ECTS weighting: MA—90, PGDip—60
Average intake: 14
Closing date: This programme is now closed.
Applications and selections
Who teaches this course?
- Valerie Butler
- Dr Fiona Concannon
- Pat Byrne
- Maciej Dabrowdki
- Allessandra Mileo
- Dr Conn Holohan
- Niamh Doheny
- Dr Sigfried Handschuh
- Brian Davis
- Dr Sam Redfern
- Prof Rod Stoneman
- Rónón Kennedy
- Dr Ann Torres
- Karen Young
Requirements and assessment
Fees for this course
EU (Total): €2,750
- Student levy: €224
Non-EU (Total): €13,250
"The MA in Digital Media really is a unique course, not only because of the range of subjects taught (from databases to interactive design, e-learning and writing in the digital age) but also because of the range of backgrounds and skills that students bring to the course. Because everyone has different strengths and areas for improvement, and because we're learning such an array of skills and technologies, there's an inevitable community bond which grows up very quickly between members of the class, as everyone helps each other and contributes to classroom learning. We've also got a dedicated lab where we can work on our own computers, discuss our assignments, and even just socialise, which means there's a healthy mix of social and educational development as the year progresses.
I chose this course for the wide exposure it would give me to all aspects of digital media, and it doesn't disappoint. As a matter of fact, we're exposed to professionals and researchers in emerging media trends which have yet to enter the mainstream, as well as given foundations in well-established technologies like HTML and databases. The final project is a chance for each student to showcase what they've learned with a product, design or development which is meaningful and helps to further our learning and career goals."
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Currently working at EO Teilfís
"An excellent course, covers a broad range of topics, very friendly lecturers, learned lots and expanded my knowledge base to many areas, which is essential in any job hunt. It was also enjoyable!"