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Digital Media Design and Development - Online

Lifelong Learning

The programme will provide students with a broad and practical introduction to the world of digital media design and development. Graduates will leave equipped with fundamental skills and knowledge with regard to a wide range of modern digital media technologies and design solutions and will have a systematic understanding of the design and development process and of related job roles and industries.

Award Name Special Purpose Certificate (Level 8 NFQ)
NFQ Classification Special Purpose
Awarding Body Munster Technological University
NFQ Level Level 8 NFQ
Award Name NFQ Classification Awarding Body NFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 8 NFQ) Special Purpose Munster Technological University Level 8 NFQ
Course Provider:
Cork City
Attendance Options:
Online or Distance
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1 Year

The programme is delivered entirely online using many of the same tools and technologies which also form the course curriculum. This means the programme may appeal to those who, for whatever reasons, cannot commit to attending regular face-to-face lectures and labs or who simply find the flexibility and convenience of studying at a distance attractive.

Entry Requirements

Candidates are required to have already completed a Level 8 degree or equivalent. Basic computer, web and keyboard skills are essential. Familiarity with social media and media sharing platforms and services are desirable also, as well as an interest at the very least in video production, graphic design, and/or interactive media.

If there are high levels of interest, admission to the course may be on the basis of interview. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be applicable for candidates with existing skills or knowledge in any of the programme modules.

Careers / Further progression

MA in E-learning Design & Development (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

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Further information

€1,800 (€300 per module)

Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €600 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you, and you wish to accept it.

29th September 2023

As such, this two semester online programme may appeal to those lacking a background in the above but with an interest in either:

enriching their own work practices with key digital media skills and a deeper understanding of this field.
taking the first steps in beginning an actual career in the broad digital media industry. In this latter context the award is accepted as a bridging route for applicants who are interested in undertaking the Department’s 60 credit Master of Arts in E-learning Design & Development but who do not possess the pre-requisite digital media experience or qualifications.

The programme will draw from extensive in-house expertise and facilities within the Department of Media Communications with regard to digital media production and post-production, programming and application development, user experience research, interaction design etc.

Semester 1

MMED6011 Moving Image & Sound
MMED8006 Creative Strategies Elective
MMED8007 Digital Culture
MMED6025 Interpreting Sound & Music
Semester 2

MMED8025 Multimedia Production
MMED7004 E-Learning
COMP6001 Web Design Basics

Certificate in Digital Media Design and Development (Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

Dr Jessica Shine
T: 021 433 5933

Course Provider:
Cork City
Attendance Options:
Online or Distance
Apply to:
Course provider