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Course Details

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Bring your passion for digital technologies to design multimedia experiences that engage, inform and entertain audiences at home and around the world.


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Do you have a creative, enquiring mind and an interest in the design of engaging and interactive media experiences? Then DCU’s BSc in Multimedia is the degree for you! Digital media technologies are central to our everyday lives and essential for any company to succeed in a globalised economy. 

Learn from the best
DCU’s BSc in Multimedia was the first degree of its type in Ireland and still leads the field. On this programme, you’ll learn from teaching staff with real-world professional experience and deep knowledge based on research and industry practice. 

On this course, you will: 

  • Develop an understanding of digital media theory.
  • Learn about digital text, image and sound manipulation, and multimedia authoring.
  • Develop the skills needed to design, develop, and manage creative multimedia projects
  • Take part in group-based projects that will prepare you for working in the media design and production industries.

Passion for digital technology
For this degree, you do not need existing skills or practical experience in the analysis or design of media, but you should enjoy working with digital technologies and be interested in problem solving, creative expression and working on focussed group projects.

DCU People

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Marcos Dias

Hi, I’m Marcos Dias and I’m Chair of the BSc in Multimedia which was the first course of its type in Ireland.

Read more about Marcos Dias

Careers & Further Options

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Many of our multimedia graduates are highly successful designers, developers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs and scholars. 

The programme is well-established and graduates are valued for their knowledge of production and project management, as well as their specialised skills from optional module choices. 

Many of our alumni work in a wide variety of roles in creative media, including production for broadcast and online channels, advertising, interface and product design, programming and app development, and consultancy and management. 

The skills you will gain on this programme are highly relevant to the quickly growing and changing market for high quality media design and production.

  • Advertising
  • Animation & Illustration
  • AR/VR (Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality) Production
  • Digital Marketing
  • Digital Project Planning & Management
  • E-Commerce & Online Sales
  • E-Learning
  • Game Design & Development
  • Interaction Design
  • Interactive Installations
  • Product Design
  • Research & User testing
  • Social Media Content & Strategy
  • Sound Production & Editing
  • TV and Film Production
  • UI/UX (User Interface/User Experience) Consultancy
  • Video Production, Post-production and Video Effects
  • Web and App Design & Development
Digital Project Manager
Game Designer
Web / App Designer
Art Director
Graphic Designer
UI/UX (User Interface/User Experience) Consultant
Interaction Designer
Interactive Installation Producer
Digital Animator
Sound Designer / Editor
VFX (Visual Effects) Artist
Video Editor / Producer

DCU graduates are highly sought after by employers. Our Graduates work in environments ranging from large multinationals to SMEs, family businesses and start-ups across every sector.

DCU Careers Service has a number of learning and development initiatives in place for our students, giving them the skills they need for a successful career path.

Go to our Careers site to find out more about career planning, our mentorship programme, skills development and online resources for students when working on CVs and making applications.

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum of H4 in English

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

GCE A Level C English

Please visit our Admissions webpage for details on course requirements or how to apply to DCU.


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Applicants that have completed at least one year of study at NFQ Level 6, 7 or 8 at another institution may apply to continue their studies on a similar programme at DCU. There should be substantial overlap in content between the two programmes to be considered for a transfer. Results and other supporting documentation must be submitted to CAO by the closing date of 1st July. This is a competitive application process for a small quota of advanced entry places. Offers are made on a rolling basis until all places are filled. Early application is advised. Please note: Applicants should also consider applying through the appropriate route for first year entry to the programme they are interested in. This application process is only for advanced entry.

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. Click here for further information on international applications.

Course Structure

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This degree will help you create and critique compelling interactive media, through understanding and applying theory and digital media skills. 

You’ll also gain key insights into the changing field of digital media production, and acquire the skills to thrive in its many different disciplines. 

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

In the second year you can choose the degree focus and specialisation that best suits you while continuing your education in relevant theory and digital media design. 

You can choose from a range of modules that best suit your interests in areas such as advanced sound and video production, interactive applications, imaging and design, media spaces, environmental storytelling and more.

Your final year allows further options for specialisation and provides support and development for a major group project that encompasses the final semester of the programme. 

This is your final project that showcases all you’ve learned and the skills you have acquired over the course of your studies. A public exhibition of these projects takes place in central Dublin every year.

What Will I Study?
While content of the course may change over time, these modules are indicative of what you will be studying in each year. 

  • Sound Production
  • Imaging and Design
  • Media Theory and History
  • Information Design
  • Responsive Media
  • Digital Video
  • Researching for Media
  • Psychology, Media and Creativity
  • New Media and Society
  • Interaction Design
  • Critical Praxis

Optional Modules: 

  • Audio
  • Imaging and Design 2
  • Interactive Applications
  • Scriptwriting
  • Advanced Video Production
  • Environmental Storytelling
  • Media Spaces
  • Instructional Design
  • Film History and Theory
  • Analysing Advertising
  • Project Development
  • Emerging Media
  • Best Practice
  • Major Project (Group Production)

Optional Modules:

  • Media Law
  • Press and Public Relations
  • Uaneen Award: DCU’s Leadership and Engagement Module

For more information on the course structure click here

Fees and Funding

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Student Contribution.
€3,043 per annum
EU Status Fee
€6,679 per annum
Non EU Fee.
€16,000 per annum

How To Apply

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

To apply for this programme:
Candidates should apply directly here. Here's a quick step by step guide if you need help with your application.

Please provide 

  • Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation, if applicable.
  • If applicable, provide evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements.  Please see link

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

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

Applications are made via the CAO Advanced Entry route which will open from 6th November to 1st July.

Candidates required to apply through the CAO can apply online at

Life On Campus

Life on Campus

The award-winning campus student newspaper, radio and TV stations complement the skills taught within the programme and offer hands-on, creative outlets for students to apply what they have learned in their lectures.

Since its foundation in 1985, the Media Production Society (MPS) has established itself as a cornerstone of DCU society life; operating as a creative and social outlet to a broad variety of students within the university. It gives members a chance to gain practical experience in their chosen field of media and collaborate with other, like-minded creatives on the society’s blog, on DCUtv and DCUfm.

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What is the difference between communication studies (DC131) and multimedia (DC133)? What kind of jobs could I work in after I study for a communications degree?
The BSc in Multimedia focuses on the more technical, hands-on aspects of digital media production. If you would like a job in media or related industries but are not sure what part yet, the BA in Communication Studies may be the degree for you. However, there is some overlap in the core modules, and choosing the BA in Multimedia does not limit your pathway into broadcast or traditional media production.  There is now a lot of cross-pollination of jobs between broadcast and digital media, and many of our graduates work across the communications and media industries, from television and radio to animation studios and film production companies.