Course Overview

How is your life shaped by digital technologies? How can new technologies be used creatively? How can they be used to help us better understand the world, and create and share our knowledge? These are questions the new BA Digital Arts and Technology programme will be asking, and helping you to answer. The programme allows you to pursue an interest in arts and humanities (you will complete a full programme in an Arts subject), combined with a training in relevant aspects of information technology and data science.

You will study the impact of digital technologies from historical, literary, ethical and cultural points of view, and you also gain up-to-date skills in the creative and professional use of digital technologies, such as coding, database construction, web design, and digital content creation. Placements will be arranged in Year 3 of the programme, which will involve either work placements in appropriate companies/cultural institutions, or international study abroad, or a combination of both. The aim of the year is to add to your practical skills, expand your personal networks and enhance your employability. 

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level in the Leaving Certificate including Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Additional Requirements

Duration

4 years

Next start date

Sept 2018

A Level Grades (n/a)

Average intake

25

Closing Date

Next start date

Sept 2018

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY125

PAC code

Course Outline

Students will choose an Arts subject major from a list of existing Arts subjects, plus a range of customised courses in digital culture, information technology and data science.

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

Arts subject major

Arts subject major

Work placement and/or study abroad

Arts subject major

Digital Culture

Digital Culture options

Digital Culture options (including digital creative arts)

Algorithms

Database Systems

Multimedia Development

Programming 1 &2

Systems Analysis and Design

Artificial Intelligence

Skills for Digital Arts and Technology 1

Web-based Information Systems

Ethics and Social Media

 

Skills for Digital Arts and Technology 2

Independent research project

Please note that this syllabus is subject to change.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Career prospects for graduates with the combination of creativity, analytic skills  and technical know-how are increasing all the time. Career opportunities exist in the fields of: information technology, education, creative arts, cultural heritage and cultural industries, public relations, social media, journalism and others. After completing this programme, you may also wish to pursue your studies further to postgraduate level, taking courses such as our MA in Digital Media, MA in Digital Cultures, or PhD in Digital Arts and Humanities.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Placements will be arranged in Year 3 of the programme, which will involve either work placements in appropriate companies/cultural institutions, or international study abroad, or a combination of both. The aim of the year is to add to your practical skills, expand your personal networks and enhance your employability. 

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€6,300 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Tuition

€3,076 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Non EU

€13,850 p.a. 2018/19
EU Fees 2018/19:
- Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government on your behalf see - free fee initiative.
- Student Contribution: €3,000 - payable by all students but may by paid by SUSI if you apply and are deemed eligible for a means tested SUSI grant.
- Student Levy:  €224 - payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.

Find out More

Professor Sean Ryder

+353-91-493009

sean.ryder@nuigalway.ie