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LC514 Higher Certificate in Science in Creative Media and Design
  • Programme Code:
    Course Level:
    Level 6
    Art & Design
    CAO Points:
    This is a Direct Entry Programme
    2 Years​

    What is the programme about?
    The Higher Certificate in Science in Creative Media & Design aims to develop graduates with broad knowledge and skills in various aspects of digital media, design and technology. This includes the design and development of interactive systems, the production of high quality creative multimedia content and the application of digital media in the promotion of products and services. Creative Media & Design students are exposed to a broad range of subjects that reflect established and emerging industry best practice, including digital media technology, web and mobile application development, casual games development, graphic design, digital audio & video production, animation, motion graphics, visualisation and communications. Graduates can expect to take up employment in industries ranging from large multinational companies to small or medium enterprises.

    The programme offering blends technology with visual and interactive design practices to produce unique graduates. The programme is heavily focused on the needs and requirements of the digital media sector. To this end, students are provided with comprehensive lectures, tutorials and workshops in creative, design & technological fields. Students also gain valuable work experience and opportunities to collaborate with external organisations and agencies by undertaking client-led external briefs.

    Delivery focuses on foundational visual and interactive design principles, complemented with the development of technological skills. As the programme progresses, there is a greater emphasis on the creation of an overall immersive digital media experience. This is achieved through cross-modular projects that require students to be cognisant of both creative and technical requirements in the conception and execution of project briefs.

    Who is the programme suited to?
    This programme is suited to individuals that have an interest in design and creative technologies and the potential that digital media offers individuals, organisations and wider society.

    Top 3 Reasons
    1. Learn from industry practitioners - Lecturers on the Creative Media & Design suite of programmes at LIT LSAD Clonmel have worked across industry as web developers, software developers, video editors, special-effects artists, lead animators, game artists, visual-effects leads and animation directors. This includes working on animation, game and film titles such as Granny O'Grimm, The Octonauts, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Paul (2011) & John Carter (2012) and Tom Clancy's The Division (2016).

    2. Learn in a modern environment with state of the art equipment, software and online learning materials - Creative Media & Design students have access to over 125 PC & iMac workstations, a 2000 sq ft creative media studio, DSLR cameras, HD Video Cameras, drawing tables, Apple and Android tablet devices, an on-site audio recording studio, MIDI equipment and a video green screen. Students are also provided with access to leading creative media and animation software including the full Adobe CS Suite (Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Audition, Premier Pro, etc), Zbrush, Final Cut Pro X, Unity Pro, Toon Boom Harmony, Maya, 3D Studio Max, Reaper, etc. In addition, all students are provided with Lynda.com accounts which allows always-on access to self-directed learning materials.

    3. Recognition of your degree - LIT Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) traces it roots back to 1852 and has a world renowned reputation in Art and Design.

    Class Contact Hours
    Year 1: 24 hours per week Year 2: 24 hours per week Year 3: 18 hours per week

    Other Information
    Creative Media & Design students at LIT LSAD Clonmel have been recognised both nationally and internationally in various competitions and awards including:
    • Winner of the Animation and Motion Design Category of the Institute of Designers of Ireland 2015 Graduate Award
    • Highly Commended in the Animation and Motion Design Category of the Institute of Designers of Ireland 2014 Graduate Award
    • Winner of New Media Category of the Institute of Designers of Ireland 2013 Graduate Award

    Did You Know?
    If Facebook was a country, it would be the third largest country in the world. With 900 million users, it is only surpassed by China and India.


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