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.

Dublin: Full-Time, Part-Time
Masters in Applied Digital Media
Validated by: QQI
QQI Level: 9
Course Level:Postgraduate
Duration: Full time-1 year or Part-time-1.5 years

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 presentation, 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.


Applied Digital Media

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


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.


Year 1 Core Subjects

Business of Digital Media

Interaction Design

Multimedia Programming

Game Design and Development

Research Methods

Digital Media and Society

Visual Communication

Web Authoring


Year 2 Core Subjects



Year 1 Electives

Desktop Publishing


3D Modelling & Animation

Server Side Web Development and Databases

Video Production

Digital Storytelling

Theories and Principles of Animation

Entry Requirements
Overview Dublin: 
Candidates applying for this course should have a Level 8 honours degree or above in any discipline or international equivalent and/or relevant work experience.
  • A Registration Fee of €250 is applicable in addition to the fee quoted below.


Study Mode: 
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 6,300.00
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 7,000.00
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 8,000.00
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 11,000.00
Study Mode: 
EUR 6,300.00
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

If you have have any questions please contact our computing course advisor Ciarán Coakley.


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.


Please get in touch if you need any further information about this course - call Ciarán Coakley on 01 4163349 or email


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 are interested in this course, please contact us to find out more information.

Griffith College Dublin South Circular Road, Dublin 8

+353 (0) 1 416 3349