About Interactive Digital Media – Bsc (honours) in Limerick Institute of Technology
What is the programme about?
Design creative interactive content to communicate with people in an engaging and exciting manner using: text, sound, video, animation, graphics, and movement etc.
Build Games, Apps, Websites, Animations, Video, Virtual Reality experiences, wearable technology and many other interactive applications
Work with various technology devices such as: OculusRift and Gear VR headsets, camcorders, 3D scanners, tablets, Smartphones, wearable technology, augmented reality, games consoles etc.
Become a creative interface/interaction designer and a computer programmer
Who is the programme suited to?
This programme is suited to those that have an interest in design, creative technologies, social media and gaming.
Suited to people who are creative, analytical and logical and who are interested in computers, information technology, design and like solving real life problems.
Creative and innovative minded people will be challenged in this programme to express their ideas and develop ground-breaking new interactive digital technologies and experiences.
Top 3 Reasons
1. Opportunity to gain Professional Computing Certification (Adobe, Microsoft etc.) as part of your studies.
2. Complete industry projects and take part in competitions as part of your studies.
3. Undertake six months industry work placement in year 3 as part of your studies.
4. Travel and study in another European country under the Erasmus programme.
Class Contact Hours
24 hours per week
Multimedia Programming and Design students have won many national creative competitions, including the Multimedia category of ‘Dare 2B Drink Aware’ in both 2011 and 2012 and the National Digital Media Awards (student category) 2009 and 2013 see http://www.digitalmedia.ie and http://www.drinkaware.ie/campaigns/dare2bdrinkaware/
Did You Know?
IT graduates are among the most sought after and highly paid graduates in the world.
The technology sector is facing a severe skills shortage and the education system is not able to produce enough graduates to meet demand.
The biggest trend in the last four years has been the growth of the IT sector worldwide.
Our students have won both national and internal digital media competitions including the Samsung Student Media Awards and Smarter Travel Multimedia Awards.
- Interactive Designer
- Web developer
- Java Developer
- Multimedia Developer
- Multimedia Programmer
- App Developer
- Digital Video Specialist
- Motion Graphic Designer
- Database developer
- User Interface Designer
- eLearning Specialist
- Software Support Engineer
- Multimedia content specialist
Graduates Work For
- AMCS Group (Software Support Engineer)
- Aró Internet Business Development (Web Developer)
- Cook Medical (eLearning Specialist)
- Digino (web developer & multimedia content specialist)
- Direct Brand (Senior Web Developer)
- HBRutherford UK (Web Designer)
- IBM (Programmer)
- AGENT Digital (Web Developer)
- IFDS Percana (Software Developer)
- Integracom Australia (Multimedia Designer & E-learning Coordinator)
- Mobanode (App Developer and Programmer)
- Prometric (Test Publisher)
- Ros na Rún (Web Developer)
- Rothco (Web Developer/Designer)
- Salesforce (Designer - Interactive Marketing EMEA)
- The Limerick Post (Designer)
Graduates can work as part of design and technical teams that require people with many different kinds of skills. There are huge possibilities to make a marked contribution while maintaining plenty of space for individual flair and imagination. Job opportunities for graduates include: Interactive Designer, Web Developer, Java Developer, Multimedia Developer, Multimedia Programmer, App Developer, Digital Video Specialist, Motion Graphic Designer, Database developer, User Interface Designer, eLearning Specialist, Software Support Engineer, Multimedia Content Specialist. Graduates will also be eligible for a wide range of taught and research programmes at Level 9 (Masters).
A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.
Mature student (i.e. 23 years of age on 1st January for admission in September) applicants must apply through the CAO on or before 1st February.
Non-EU applicants should apply directly to the International Office at LIT allowing plenty of time for completing the visa process. Applications for September start should be made by July 1st at the latest.
Please visit www.cao.ie for further information on how to apply to this course.
IELTS score for entry to undergraduate courses a minimum score of 5.5