Creative Multimedia - BSc (Honours) (Level 8)
The programme is designed to provide you with advanced knowledge and skills in digital media, design and technology. This includes the design and development of interactive systems, the production of high quality digital media content and the application of digital media in the promotion of products and services. You will be introduced to a range of areas that reflect established and emerging industry best practice including graphic design, digital audio and video production, motion graphics, 2D and 3D digital animation, digital media technology, web and mobile application development, casual game development, social media, marketing, web advertising, web analytics and communications. An integral part of the programme is the industrial placement module in year 3 where learners are provided with the opportunity to work with an external organisation for three months. Learners can also choose to complete specialist streams in year 4 of the programme in areas such as Web Applications, Motion Design and Web Analytics & Advertising.
Leaving Certificate: A minimum of 2 Honours and 4 Passes in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English/Irish. FETAC Applicants: A full FETAC Level 5 award, including a distinction grade in at least three modules or a FETAC Level 6 award. Note: Applicants must have passed a Mathematics module in their FETAC award or have passed Mathematics at Leaving Certificate level to qualify for entry to this programme. Mature Applicants: Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information.
Multimedia Technology , Web Development I , Visual Communications I, Audio I, Marketing Principles, Interpersonal Development, Digital Media Management, Web Development II, Visual Communications II, Animation I, Social Media and Marketing, Interactive Programming I.
Web Development III, Visual Communications III, Video I, Media Writing, Interactive Programming II, Interaction Design I, Web Development IV, Photography, Animation II, Critical and Contextual Studies, Effective Teamwork, Computer Generated Imagery.
Database Technology, Rich Media Programming I, Preparation for Professional Practice, Audio II, Management of Digital Media Projects, Professional Development, Team Project, Video II, Public Relations, Employment Placement, Server Side Programming I (Web Applications Stream Gateway Elective), Compositing and Pre Visualization (Motion Design Stream Gateway Elective), Market Research (Web Analytics and Promotion Stream Gateway Elective).
Learners choose one of the three gateway electives in year 3 which allows them to specialise in either Web Applications, Web Analytics and Promotion or Motion Design in year 4. *, **
* Streams and Elective are offered subject to demand.
**Electives on the Motion Design stream in year 3 & 4 are offered on a competitive basis.
Law, Copyright and Ethics in the Digital Media Industry (All), Server Side Programming II (WA), Motion Production I (MD) , Production Processes (MD), Integrated Marketing Communications (WAP), Multimedia Project (All), Rich Media Programming II (WA), Interaction Design II (All), Web Analytics and Advertising (WA & WAP), Emerging Technologies and Trends in the Digital Media Industry (All) , Web Development Frameworks (WA), Motion Production II (MD) , Web Intelligence (WAP) , Venture Management (All), Media Psychology (MD & WAP).
All = Module is offered on all Streams, WA = Web Applications Elective, WAP = Web Analytics and Promotion Elective, MD = Motion Design Elective
Applicants should apply via the CAO. CAO code for the B.Sc (Honours) in Creative Multimedia is LC517
Class Contact Hours:
Year 1: 24 hours per week Year 2: 24 hours per week Year 3: 18 hours per week Year 4: 18 hours per week
Top 3 Reasons to Choose:
1. Learn from industry practitioners - Lecturers on the Creative Multimedia suite of programmes at LIT LSAD Clonmel have worked across industry as web developers, software developers, video editors, special-effects artists, lead animators, visual-effects leads and animation directors. This includes working on animation and film titles such as I'm a Creepy Crawly, Granny O'Grimm, The Octonauts, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Paul (2011) & John Carter (2012).
2. Learn in a modern environment with state of the art equipment, software and online learning materials - Creative Multimedia students have access to over 100 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.
What our Students say:
I joined the Creative Multimedia course in Clonmel in 2009. I choose this particular programme because of the combination of design and technology, both of which I have always had a passion. Being a single mother I was initially worried about the workload but I found the breakdown of continuous assessment and exams to be really manageable.
The projects were stimulating and encouraged creative exploration into new methodologies and technologies. I’m sure that my classmates would agree that the lecturers always took a personal interest and went the extra mile to provide the cutting edge resources, information and expert guidance that we needed to complete the projects to industry standard.
I found that upon graduating in 2013, I was able to match my skills to multiple job descriptions across many different areas in design and development. I attribute this to the course developers’ constant research into industry requirements and their dedication to improving and updating the course on a regular basis. I managed to secure a job very quickly as a Flash designer. This is a position where I have to utilise the vast majority of my degree skills on a daily basis. Most notably: audio editing, graphic design, animation, interaction design and Actionscript programming.
I would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in design and technology. I would probably recommend to it to anyone who doesn’t too! The atmosphere in the Clonmel campus was always fun and the course definitely delivered on its promise of a high standard of teaching. I have left with some wonderful experiences and memories that I will never forget.
Laura Hobsob works as a Flash Designer with Firecrest Clinical.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the course. The versatility of the Creative Multimedia course allowed me to explore several different career paths, and gave me an appreciation of the different jobs in the creative industry. Both the students and faculty members are especially kind and everyone helps each other whenever possible. There is an emphasis on practical learning and experience, which I found incredibly rewarding. Most of all, the course prepared me for the work that I love doing now.” Sean O’Grady, working with Miralize Design (freelance), Graduate, 2012.
Graduates will also be eligible for a wide range of taught and research, Level 9, Masters programmes in Ireland and abroad.
Did You Know?
The average starting salary for 2013 graduates of the B.Sc (Honours) in Creative Multimedia is in excess of €30,000.
Creative Multimedia students at LIT LSAD Clonmel have been recognised both nationally and internationally in various competitions and awards including:
Winner of New Media Category of the Institute of Designers of Ireland 2013 Graduate Award
Winner of best factual film in Limerick Film Festival 2013
Joint Winner of the "Dare 2B Drink Aware" Multimedia Competition in 2012
Shortlisted in international competitions such as the Adobe Design Awards in 2012
Finalists in the European Wide ELIA Languages through Lenses film competition in 2012
Digital Media Designer, Web Developer, Multimedia Developer, Web and Mobile Applications Developer, Digital Video Specialist, Social Media Manager, Web Analyst, Interaction Designer, Motion Graphic Designer and many more.
Graduates Work For:
Ezytraining - Clonmel, Temetra - Clonmel, Emagine Media - Waterford, TSSG at WIT - Waterford, Business IT Solutions - Kilkenny, IT Legal - Cork, Firecrest Clinical - Limerick, Hibernia Evros Technology Group - Dublin, DataLogic Solutions - London, HHR Global Marketing - Singapore.
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Sample Student Work
Video 2 Title Showreel
Animation II Showreel
Video II Title Sequence
Kinetic Text Project
Rich Media Programming Project
Kinetic Text Project
Year 2 Student Showreel
Kinetic Text Project
Head of Department:
Head of School:
Mike Fitzpatrick NDAD, H Dip Art Ed, MA Fine Art