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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Multimedia

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Multimedia

  • CAO CodeDC133
  • Course Type Undergraduate
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Delivery Modes Full-time
  • Min Points 2018 410
  • Duration 3 Years
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Course Fees

  • Student Contribution€3,043
  • EU Status Fee€6,679
  • Non EU Fees€15,000
About fees & requirements

The BSc in Multimedia at DCU is a programme for those who are creative, enquiring, and interested in the creation of engaging and interactive media experiences. Our graduates are highly successful designers, developers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, and scholars.

If, like them, you are intrigued by the relationship we have to media and digital technologies in our lives - and want to explore, improve and expand that relationship - this is the course for you. You should enjoy working with digital technologies, and be interested in problem solving, creative expression, and working in focussed team-based projects.

The degree’s modules will introduce you to a variety of core skills from which you can build and specialise. 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.

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.

Why do this course?

  • Join a respected programme, Ireland’s longest running degree course in this area, which has retained and built upon its record of excellence.
  • Create and critique compelling interactive media, through understanding and using theory and technology.
  • Gain insight into the changing field of media production, and acquire the skills to thrive in its many different disciplines.
  • Learn from staff with extensive industry expertise, who contribute to internationally recognised research in this field, and who have been awarded for their teaching excellence.
  • Shape your BSc in Multimedia by choosing from module options that allow you to specialise in relevant areas of media design and production.

Student Voice

DCU Multimedia's balanced grounding in creativity and technology is invaluable in an industry where designers are expected to be an expert in not one, but many fields.

Richard Nolan, BSc in Multimedia Lead Graphic Designer, Secret Cinema London

DCU graduate Peadar Gill talks about his experiences as a Multimedia student.

About the course

In the course of your Multimedia degree, you’ll acquire a command of the concepts and practices in digital text, image and sound manipulation, and multimedia authoring. In this way, you will be equipped to contribute to multimedia product development and to manage a diverse range of multimedia projects. You will participate in many group-based projects, reflecting the media design and production industries that this programme prepares graduates for and developing your skills in effective and creative teamwork.

 

You will:

  • develop an understanding of digital media theory, including issues of content and form.
  • acquire a command of the concepts and practices in digital text, image and sound manipulation, and multimedia authoring.
  • learn to design, develop, and manage a diverse range of creative multimedia projects.

 

Year One of the programme has a fixed set of core modules that develop crucial production skills in imaging, video, sound, responsive media and information design, as well as a foundation in social and media theory that will inform your studies and work.

Year Two continues your education in relevant theory and in interaction design, allowing a significant specialisation as you choose the degree focus that best suits you from a range of modules in areas such as advanced sound and video production, interactive apps, animation, media spaces, physical computing and more.

Year Three allows further options for specialism and provides support and development for a major project that encompasses the final semester of the programme. These projects are diverse in form and focus, but each becomes a substantial showcase of the students’ creative skill. A public exhibition of these projects takes place in central Dublin each May.

Course Life

We have a unique and vibrant culture on our modern campus close to Dublin city centre. We provide state-of-the-art study facilities for all our courses and everything else you need for a healthy, fun and active student life. 

Exceptional Facilities
DCU students enjoy exceptional teaching and learning facilities across our 3 academic campuses. These include modern learning theatres, research centres, television and sound studios, classrooms, computer suites and advanced laboratories in the areas of languages, engineering, physics, chemistry and biotechnology, as well as a sports performance centre and a virtual hospital ward.

 A Vibrant, Dynamic Social Environment

Student facilities include a superb sports complex with a 25 metre pool, two libraries and The Helix, our renowned performing arts centre. In 2016 we announced plans to invest over €230m in developing new, world-class facilities across our three academic campuses. Already building has begun on an exciting, new €14m Student Centre that will be home to the more than one hundred and twenty student clubs and societies. This commitment to student facilities means that our world-class learning experiences are complemented by a vibrant, dynamic social environment.

Careers

  • Animator
  • Digital Project Planner
  • Sound designer
  • VFX Artist
  • Video Editor
  • Visual designer
  • Web Developer

In these areas

Requirements

Leaving Certificate

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply

Minimum of H4 in English

GCE A Level

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply

GCE A Level C English

FETAC Level 5

For details of FETAC requirements and relevant codes please click here. Simply enter the DC code for the programme you are interested in or if you are not sure of the code enter DC in the Select by Institution option, then click on Go. 

Transfer Applications

Applications are welcomed from students who have studied at Level 6, Level 7 and Level 8 in relevant areas. 

Such transfer students may be exempt from certain modules.

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

Applicants presenting EU School Leaving examinations

Applicants presenting EU School Leaving/FETAC Level 5 examinations: Apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1st February or 1st May

Applicants presenting examinations from outside the EU

Candidates should apply directly to DCU. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis up to 1st July. All Non-EU candidates are advised to apply early, as places are limited.

Mature Applicants

All mature applicants apply through the CAO by 1st February. For further information and for special application procedures for mature students, please click here

EU Transfer Applicants

Apply directly to DCU by the 1st July

Make an Application

Candidates required to apply through the CAO can apply online at www.cao.ie
Candidates required to apply directly to DCU can download, print and complete a direct application form by clicking here

Fees & Payments

An Automated Telephone system is available 24 X 7 on the following number 01-253-0219. This number is for Student Fee payments only and you or a third party are required to have your student ID number, date of birth and a card on which the payment is to be made.

International students are advised to use our Pay to Study platform which is an easier and safer way to pay fees.

For complete information about payment methods & Schedules, download the DCU fees booklet and also our Student Fee Protocol Booklet.

For more information, please contact fees@dcu.ie.


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Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Multimedia Course Fees

Course Student Contribution EU Status Fee Non EU Fees
Full Time €3,043 €6,679 €15,000