Griffith College

MSc in Applied Digital Media

MSc in Applied Digital Media

MSc in Applied Digital Media

Aiming for a career in a multimedia or professional media environment, or want to enhance your skills? This practical course prepares you for an exciting career in digital media.

Masters in Applied Digital Media
Validated by:QQI
QQI Level:9

If you are aiming for a career in a multimedia or professional media environment, or want to enhance your skills, then this programme will be suitable for you. You will learn by doing through varied and interesting practical course work. This course prepares you to produce professional media work to a high standard and build your own creative portfolio of work.

Digital content is a thriving sector with tremendous enterprise and creative potential for Ireland. It includes the creation, design, management and distribution of digital products and services. There is a growing demand for high-level skills in digital media and eBusiness.

In photography, video, audio, animation, the Internet, in design and in multimedia presentations, a knowledge of creative media software applications is key to productivity and success. This programme teaches how to create multimedia applications using digital technology

About this course

Our Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Applied Digital Media is designed to provide a direct progression route from an undergraduate Bachelors degree to Masters Level in digital media technologies for recent graduates. It also enables those currently working in the industry to continue their professional development.

This course is a cross-faculty postgraduate programme that uses the strengths of Griffith College in the areas of Computing, Media, Design and Business. Our team of media experts and tutors have a proven track record in helping students attain their personal and educational potential.

If you hold a degree in one of these disciplines (or another related discipline), this course will provide you with advanced skills and expertise in the development of, and content creation for, digital media systems. If you work in this field already or want a related career, it will help you sharpen your existing skills.

1 Year Full-time, 2 Years Part-time

Please Note:

The duration for full-time students who commence the programme in Semester 2 will be 1.5 years



There are eight mandatory modules that cover core concepts and techniques. You will also choose two electives from a menu of seven additional modules.

Mandatory Modules;

  • Business of Digital Media
  • Interaction Design
  • Multimedia Programming
  • Game Design and Development
  • Research Methods
  • Digital Media and Society
  • Visual Communication
  • Web Authoring

Elective Modules;

  • Desktop Publishing
  • eLearning
  • 3D Modelling & Animation
  • Server Side Web Development and Databases
  • Video Production
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Theories and Principles of Animation

From Postgraduate to Masters

Following successful completion of these modules, students are awarded a Postgraduate Diploma. They can then undertake an additional dissertation module, which leads to a Masters Degree in Applied Digital Media.

The full-time programme is delivered over 3 semesters, as outlined below.

The part-time programme is delivered over 4 semesters, covering the 10 topics as per the full-time programme.

Griffith College’s Computing Faculty flexibility - we arrange timetables that are student oriented to suit your personal and professional requirements.

Entry Requirements
General Requirements
Master of Science in Applied Digital Media

Candidates applying for this course should have a Level 8 honours degree 2:2 or above in any discipline or international equivalent and/or relevant work experience.


Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme, please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.


Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email:

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

Please Note: A registration fee of Euro 250.00 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Study Mode: 
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 6,550.00
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 8,000.00
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 11,000.00
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 11,000.00
Study Mode: 
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 6,550.00
EUR 6,550.00
How to Apply

To apply for the MSc in Applied Digital Media please submit an online application

A member of our admissions team will then be in contact with you to request to following documents:

  • A copy of your undergraduate degree transcripts
  • A copy of your passport or driving licence


Academic Progression: 

On completion of the Level 9 Masters degree, students may progress onto a range of Level 10 Doctoral programmes on the National Qualifications Framework. The MSc (QQI) validation means that your qualification is recognised not only in Ireland and Europe but throughout the world.


Career Progression: 

Following successful completion of this programme, students will be qualified to work as designers and creative directors in a variety of cross-disciplinary industries (e.g. publishing and the creative arts).

They will be able to work effectively as team leaders/managers in the creative media industry, as well as for innovative multimedia projects that involve cross-media content and platforms. Other careers include content/information managers, industrial and academic research, multimedia systems developers, innovative media practitioners, and as entrepreneurs, capable of developing an innovative idea into a full development opportunity.


Get in Touch

If you would like to find out more about this course, please do not hesitate in contacting a member of our admissions team.