Art and Design courses

Limerick Institute of Technology

Creative Media And Design - Bsc in Limerick Institute of Technology

  • Duration : 3 Years
  • Intake : Sep
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : € 10,250 Per Year
  • IELTS : 5.5
  • TOEFL : 0
  • PTE : 0

About Creative Media And Design - Bsc in Limerick Institute of Technology

What is the programme about?

The aim of the Creative Media & Design programme is to meet the demand for graduates with both visual and interactive design skills that can produce immersive digital media experiences. Graduates from the B.Sc. in Creative Media & Design will be able to work in a range of roles and contexts across the Digital Media, Design and Technology sectors. Graduates will be equipped with knowledge and skills related to Interface & User Experience Design, Interaction Design, Visualisation (in both an interactive and non-interactive context), Augmented and Mixed Reality, Web Technologies & Motion Graphics.

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 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: 22 hours per week Year 3: 20 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?

The digital economy in Ireland is growing 10 times faster than the traditional economy.

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Jobs Include

Digital Media Designer, Web Developer, Multimedia Developer, Interaction Designer, User Experience Designer, Augmented and Immersive Experience Designer, Motion Graphic Designer and many more.

Graduates Work For

IBM – Dublin, Cartrawler – Dublin, Feedhenry - Waterford, Emagine Media - Waterford, ICON PLC - Limerick, TSSG - Waterford, Setanta College - Thurles, EZ living - Galway, vStream - Dublin, Hibernia College - Dublin, Storytoys – Dublin, StoneBridge College – Birmingham UK, Business IT Solutions - Kilkenny, IT Legal - Cork, ICON PLC - Limerick, HHR Global Marketing - Singapore.

Graduate Profile

"I graduated from LIT in 2017, with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Creative Multimedia. I was honoured to also receive the President's Award for LIT Student of the Year 2017.

From the first day that I arrived on the LIT Clonmel campus, I was welcomed with open arms. The enthusiasm and supportive nature of the staff and students was apparent from the beginning, and was present throughout my four years in the college. 

During my time on the Creative Multimedia degree course, I had the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects. From programming and web development, to photography, graphic design and user experience. This broad skillset has been invaluable to me as I re-entered the workforce, and I am confident that it will stand to me throughout my career. 

I now work as a Software Engineer with CarTrawler in Dublin. I originally started as an intern during my third year work placement - an opportunity which evolved into a full-time position upon completion of my degree. I could not be happier with where my time in LIT has led me, as I now get to spend my days doing what I love - problem solving, developing and innovating. 

I will be forever grateful for the support and encouragement I received during my time in LIT Clonmel." 
Laura Pigott Graduate 2017

Further Studies

Graduates will also be eligible for a wide range of taught and research, Level 9, Masters programmes in Ireland and abroad.

Entry Requirement

Leaving Certificate (2017): A minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish. 

The following entry arrangements will apply to graduates of QQI FETA (Formerly FETAC) programmes seeking admission to programmes at Institutes of Technology. The minimum entry requirement for graduates of FETAC (NCVA level 5 or 6) awards to: Higher Certificate (QQI level 6) programmes is a full QQI FETAC (level 5 or 6) award.

Leaving Certificate and QQI FETA (Formerly FETAC) CAO Applicants from 2018 onwards can also avail of up to 200 bonus points by presenting a portfolio of selected work for evaluation. However, a portfolio is not a required element for acceptance on the programme.

Portfolio Assessment Information (only applicable to CAO Applicants from 2018 onwards) The portfolio assessment provides applicants the opportunity to demonstrate areas of creative interest that cannot be accounted for in current leaving certificate or QQI FETA subjects. The portfolio will be scored out of 200. The portfolio score will be added to your Leaving Certificate/ QQI FETA score to rank you for entry to the programme. All applicants to the programme will be invited to present an optional portfolio for assessment. Alternatively, applicants will have the option of submitting a digital portfolio online using Dropbox or an equivalent file sharing service. The Portfolio assessment will look at the level of commitment, creativity, competence, comprehension, investigation and efficiency in the portfolio of work submitted 

Mature Applicants: Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information.

Entry Procedure

Applicants should apply via the CAO. CAO code for the B.Sc. in Creative Media & Design is LC504

Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

€ 10,250


€ 10,250