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Course Title
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


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

New digital and multimedia technologies are increasingly being adopted not only in traditional media and communication fields, but also in sectors as diverse as tourism, entertainment and architecture.

Multimedia is for creative and enquiring minds, and for those interested in making new multimedia services and products or telling stories in an innovative way.

By focusing on multimedia’s conceptual, creative and technological aspects, you’ll 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; be equipped to contribute to multimedia product development; and learn to manage a diverse range of multimedia projects.

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?

  • Gain insight into the changing world of multimedia and acquire the skills to thrive in its many different disciplines.
  • Learn from teaching staff with industry experience and who are actively engaged in creative media practice.
  • Join teaching staff who are internationally recognised researchers engaged with the most current aspects of the field
  • Be part of the first Multimedia BSc running in Ireland, and benefit from our experience and versatility
  • Shape your BSc in Multimedia by specialising in your key areas of interest

Student Voice

Since leaving DCU, with the skills I have learned from the MMA course, I have been able to work confidently in the graphic design, film, theatre, motion graphics and even web design industries.

Maria Mulhall, BSc in Multimedia

Graduate View

DCU student 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’ll be equipped to contribute to multimedia product development and to manage a diverse range of multimedia projects.

Project work is a vital part of this degree and you’ll be set numerous individual and group projects throughout your three years.

View the current course structure →

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.


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

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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
Candidates required to apply directly to DCU can download, print and complete a direct application form by clicking here