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Digital Media (MA/PDip)
The MA in Digital Media aims to synthesise artistic and technological knowledge. This unique course is delivered by combining expertise from the Huston School of Film and Digital Media, the Information Technology Department and the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI). It is a multidisciplinary programme which takes graduates from relevant academic backgrounds and industry professionals who want to develop or extend existing skills.
Digital media enable the creation and synthesis of different art forms in unique ways. Students from the MA in Digital Media
have won awards at national level in the areas of e-learning and digital storytelling
In 2013 the course was shortlisted for the gradIreland Postgraduate Course of the Year (I.T.) Award.
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Who Teaches this Course
- Dr Fiona Concannon
- Pat Byrne
- Maciej Dabrowdki
- Allessandra Mileo
- Dr Conn Holohan
- Niamh Doheny
- Dr Sigfried Handschuh
- Brian Davis
- Dr Sam Redfern
- Prof Rod Stoneman
- Rónón Kennedy
- Dr Ann Torres
- Karen Young
Requirements and Assessment
1 year, full-time
Next start date
A Level Grades ()
Next start date
Mode of study
MA, PDip. Students may only apply for the MA. Those who do not meet the minimum entry requirements may be admitted via a qualifying exam, or be admitted to the PDip.
- Internet Programming
- A History of Avant-Garde Film
- Emerging Web Media
- Research Methods
- Interactive Digital Media
- Digital Marketing
- Human Computer Interaction
- Graphics and Image Processing
- Introduction to Creative Difference and Innovation
- Service Learning
- Digital Media Analytics and Visualisation
- 3D Modelling and Animation
- Film in the Digital Age
- Film-making for the Internet
Huston School of Film and Digital Media
The Huston School of Film and Digital Media was established in 2003 under the active patronage of the (John) Huston family. The School offers a dynamic approach to film and digital media training, with a strong emphasis on critical studies. As well as offering postgraduate programmes, the Huston School also hosts a range of guest seminars during the year with academics and practitioners of film. Visitors have included Gabriel Byrne, Seamus McGarvey, Lenny Abrahamson, Mark O’Halloran, James Cromwell, John Boorman, Roddy Doyle, Colin MacCabe, Laura Mulvey and Mike Figgis.
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Fees: Student levy
Fees: Non EU
Postgraduate students in receipt of a SUSI grant – please note an F4 grant is where SUSI will pay €2,000 towards your tuition. You will be liable for the remainder of the total fee. An F5 grant is where SUSI will pay TUITION up to a maximum of €6,270. SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.
Postgraduate fee breakdown = tuition (EU or NON EU) + student levy as outlined above.
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What Our Students Say
Alan Murphy | Currently working at EO Teilfís
An excellent course, covers a broad range of topics, very friendly lecturers, learned lots and expanded my knowledge base to many areas, which is essential in any job hunt. It was also enjoyable!
Dermot Condron | Currently working at Makin Media Mobile
I chose NUI Galway, as I had heard the teaching staff was excellent, and the University had great learning facilities. I wasn’t disappointed. The course provided me with the necessary skills-set for industry. The technical skills taught, such as web design, 2D and 3D animation, are all skills I am now putting into practice. As well as providing technical skills, the course has a theory side to it that gives understanding to how Digital Media Production as a process is informed by narrative analysis, cinematic traditions and creative discussion. The goal of the course is to combine creativity with technical ability that is useful from a business prospective. For me, the course achieved this ambition. The teaching staff was second to none. We had great facilities at the college, with our own computer room that we could work from. The class size was small, so we all got to know each other easily.
Shannon Reeves | MA Digital Media
The MA in Digital Media really is a unique course, not only because of the range of subjects taught (from databases to interactive design, e-learning and writing in the digital age) but also because of the range of backgrounds and skills that students bring to the course. Because everyone has different strengths and areas for improvement, and because we're learning such an array of skills and technologies, there's an inevitable community bond which grows up very quickly between members of the class, as everyone helps each other and contributes to classroom learning. We've also got a dedicated lab where we can work on our own computers, discuss our assignments, and even just socialise, which means there's a healthy mix of social and educational development as the year progresses.