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MSc in Emerging Media

MSc in Emerging Media

  • PAC CodeDC605
  • Course Type Postgraduate
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Delivery Modes Full-Time
  • Duration 1 Year

We are excited to announce our new MSc in Emerging Media building on over twenty years of expertise in research and teaching in the area of multimedia.

The MSc in Emerging Media:

The MSc in  Emerging Media combines media production, innovative research and experimental practices to guide students in the discovery of new ways to communicate and tell stories. We provide a vibrate space for students who see  the possibilities in new technologies to extend their creative voices. Through engaging with the most current research, which inspects the impact of digitisation, internet technologies, Internet of Things and social media on our culture and ways of communicating, students are equipped to navigate, analyse and contribute  to our constantly evolving mediascape.

DCU’s School of Communications has just been ranked in the top 200 communications schools internationally. The only ranked Irish media/communications School in the QS ranking. 

Programme

This programme is offered full-time over one year.

Students take a combination of core and option modules in areas such Responsive Media, Moving Image, Media Innovation, Sound Design and Media Animation. All students complete a Final Team Production Project.

To provide students from a range of undergraduate and skills' backgrounds with an effective learning environment with respect to digital media technologies and content creation.

To develop the core technical skills required in the application of industry-standard new media tools.

To develop the creative and technical skills in the design, editorial, authoring skills and communication competencies required for the appropriate application/use of multimedia technologies in the production of content, products and services.

Why should I choose DCU?

The world of interactive  emering media is constantly changing and, as the first degree of its kind in Ireland, the MSc in Multimedia continues to evolve with it. With its creative and innovative approach and experienced range of lecturers and professional practitioners, the MSc in Emerging Media has a consistent record of producing top graduates who have the expertise, creativity and versatility to succeed in numerous careers.

Modules 2018-2019

Why DCU

  • The programme is distinct in its approach to emerging media education.
  • A creative and student-centered supportive learning environment.
  • The 'learn by doing' philosophy inspires excellence, innovation and professionalism.
  • The availability of cutting-edge technical resources and equipment.
  • A dedicated teaching staff comprising both professional practitioners and academics.
  • A track record of success by students in international competitions and exhibitions.

Fees: www.dcu.ie/fees/index.shtml

Careers

Graduates from the course can expect to find employment in a range of media-related industries. Graduates are employed in a wide range of media companies, broadcasters and NGOs taking up such roles as Online Visual Designer, Film Maker, Editor, Interaction Designer, Animator, UX/UI Designer Sound Designer and leading to roles such as Transmedia Campaign Manager, Creative Director or Head of Digital Production.

School of Communications

The MSc in Emerging Media is located in the School of Communications at DCU, which has an internationally recognised reputation for teaching and research excellence in media, communications and journalism. Staff include leading academic scholars and experienced industry professionals. Their innovative peer-reviewed and internationally ranked research, which is shared in a classroom environment, also helps shape policy decisions about the worlds of media, communications and journalism both in Ireland and internationally. With a tradition stretching back almost 40 years, today the School is home to almost 1,000 students studying undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as undertaking doctoral research.

Future Careers

  • Web Developer
  • Digital Video Specialist
  • Digital Imaging Specialist
  • Interactive Animator/Designer
  • Content Writer
  • Sound Designer
  • Installation Designer
  • Project Manager
  • New Media Artist

Requirements

General Entry Requirements

For admission to the MSc in Emerging Media programme, successful applicants will have - 

  • A degree at the level of an Irish or UK Honours undergraduate degree (H2.2 or above) or equivalent, OR
  • Demonstrated equivalence of learning in accordance with DCU's policy on RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning). This includes discipline-specific knowledge and know-how; transferable skills; basic research competency; personal effectiveness (see policy for details). 

International Applications

International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. For further information on international applications click here.

How to Apply and Closing Dates

Make an Application

All Applicants must submit

  • Certified academic transcripts for each and every year of study, with certified English translations if applicable
  • A written statement of 1,000 words (maximum) outlining their: 
  1. suitability for the programme;
  2. relevant recent experiences
  3. involvements in areas specific to the programme

Non Native English Speakers

  • Evidence of English competency which meets DCU entry requirements - see link

 

Dates for Submission of Applications

EU Applicants

  • Please apply through PAC www.pac.ie.  Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9th August 2019.  Applications to this Programme will be accepted on a rolling basis until all places have been filled. 

Non-EU Applicants

  • Please apply through PAC  www.pac.ie .  Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12th July 2019. Applications to thie Programme will be accepted on a rolling basis until all places have been filled.  

  • Applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of gaining entry into Ireland are advised to apply as early as possible.  If you need a study visa and are a Non EU student, you are not eligible to apply for part time programmes as study visas are only granted for full time programmes.

  • To apply for this programme use the PAC code DC605.

  • Queries on completed applications for EU Applicants should be forwarded to registry@dcu.ie, for Non EU Applicants please contact io.assessments@dcu.ie