Griffith College

Msc in Applied Digital Media

Msc in Applied Digital Media

Msc in Applied Digital Media

This MSc degree course takes students through the skills needed to produce professional media work to the highest standards.

Dublin: Full-Time, Part-Time
Validated by: QQI
QQI Level: 9
Course Level:Postgraduate
Duration: Full time-1 year. Part-time-1.5 years

In photography, video, audio, animation, the Internet itself, 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.


The course takes students through the steps needed to produce professional media work to a high standard. The relevant professional applications will be used by the students who learn by doing. The assessment work carried out during the programme will make up part of a final portfolio upon successful completion of the programme. In addition to the practical work, students will have plenty of opportunity to study, discuss, and critically evaluate the fundamental underlying principle

Digital content has emerged as a new economic sector with tremendous enterprise and creative potential for Ireland. It encompasses the creation, design, management and distribution of digital products and services and the technologies that underpin them. Creative digital media is at the forefront of the knowledge based economy, and has been accorded a high priority status by the Irish government. There is a large and growing demand for high-level skills in digital media and eBusiness.

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, as well as enabling those currently working in industry to continue their professional development.

If you are thinking of a career in a multimedia or professional media environment, or want to enhance your skills within such an environment, then this is the programme for you.

About the Course

This course is an interdisciplinary cross-faculty postgraduate programme that exploits the established strengths of Griffith College in Computing, Media, Design and Business. Griffith College comprises academic and media experts with a proven track record in helping students to attain their personal and educational potential.

If you hold a degree in one of these disciplines (or another related discipline), this course will equip you with advanced skills and expertise in the development of, and content creation for, digital media systems. If you work in this field or wish to pursue a related career, it will enable you to sharpen your existing skills. It will also lay down the foundation skills for you to establish new businesses within the applied digital media sector.


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

From Postgraduate to Masters
Upon 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 Computing Faculty offers the flexibility of student orientated timetabling to suit personal and professional requirements.

Applicants should contact the Faculty of Computing Science or Admissions for more details.

Year 1 Core Subjects
Semester 2
Business of Digital Media
Interaction Design
Multimedia Programming
Semester 1
Game Design and Development
Research Methods
Digital Media and Society
Visual Communication
Web Authoring
Year 2 Core Subjects
Semester 0
Year 1 Electives
Semester 2
Desktop Publishing
3D Modelling & Animation
Server Side Web Development and Databases
Video Production
Semester 1
Digital Storytelling
Theories and Principles of Animation
Entry Requirements
Overview Dublin: 
Level 8 honours degree in a related discipline or international equivalent and/or relevant work experience.
  • Please note that 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 6,000.00
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 6,000.00
How to Apply


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 HETAC validation means that your qualification is recognised not only in Ireland and Europe but throughout the world.

Career Progression: 

On 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) 1 415 0428