NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of English and Creative Arts College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies Digital Media

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MA, PDip. Students may only apply for the MA. Those who do not meet the minimum entry requirements may be admitted via a qualifying exam, or be admitted to the PDip. DURATION: 1 year, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 16 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MDM1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply.

Your Course Students are given practical training across a range of digital media practices, whilst also developing their creative, critical and entrepreneurial skills within small-group classes. Classes contain a mix of graduates from relevant academic backgrounds and industry professionals who want to develop or extend existing skills. Modules comprise: Creative Practice for Digital Makers, Interactive and Immersive Media, Moving Image Techniques, Digital Sandbox, Publication: Perspectives and Professionalism, Digital Play and Practice, Online and Mobile Media, Culture Society Technology, Global Media Innovation, Digital Media: Final Project. Career Opportunities The career paths from this course are limitless, and our graduates are sought after by a wide range of industries. Areas that former graduates are currently working in include television production, information technology, graphic and interaction design, web design and development, and higher education. A number of graduates have carried on to undertake PhD research, while others have utilised the creative and entrepreneurial skills developed on the course to turn their final projects into business opportunities. Minimum Entry Requirements NQAI Level 8 degree or equivalent H2.2, GPA 3.0 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 7 degree (Merit 2) 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. FIND OUT MORE AT: digital-media.html

CONTACT Dr El Putnam T: +353 91 494 264 E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. This unique course is delivered by combining expertise from the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, the School of English and Creative Arts, and Discipline of Journalism and Communication. 2. Digital media enable the creation and synthesis of different art forms in unique ways, enabling applications to a range of industry and cultural contexts, including

social media, moving image, content creation, and more.

3. This programme will provide graduates with the skills needed to successfully work with digital art and media in different professional contexts.

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