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Code
WD211
Cao points
271 - 484
Level
8
Campus
Cork Road
Duration
4 years
Credits
240 ECTS
Placements
Available
Study Abroad
Yes
International Applications
Accepted
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Why is Creative Computing important?

Ireland's globally recognised digital and creative economy has experienced significant growth in recent years. Enterprise Ireland aims to expand even further the export footprint of this growing sector, and skilled workers are required to do this. Our graduates will be qualified to fulfill the needs of this sector and many others.

What is the BSc (Hons) in Creative Computing?

This is a four year course designed to provide students with the knowledge and practical experience of industry standard innovative tools and technologies, within the domains of technology and creative media. The course is primarily a computing course specialising in creative media, with approximately 60% computing content and 40% creative media content. It is a very practical based course where students develop skills through a strong emphasis on project work and continuous assessment. Graduates are highly employable allowing them to pursue a career in both the computing and creative media industry. If you would like to study a Computer Science Course and you also like Creative Media, this might be the course for you!

Subject Areas

Students study core computing subject areas, such as Web and Mobile Development, Computer Science and Databases, with creative subject areas such as UX (User Experience) Design, Graphic Design, Animation and Media Production.

Industry Placement

Students can choose the option of Industry Placement during Flexible Semester in year 3. This allows academic theory to be put into practice while gaining valuable insights into working life. Industry Placement enhances employability and kick-starts the creation of a network of potential contacts for future careers. Along with Industry Placement, there are a number of alternative options available during Flexible Semester.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Creative Programming Fundamentals 1Creative Programming Fundamentals 2
Graphic Design 1Website Development 1
User Experience DesignDigital Imaging
Introduction to Creative MediaPipeline Design Concepts
Computer Systems 1Computer Systems 2
Communication SkillsMathematics for Problem Solving
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Website Development 2Web App Development 1
Graphic Design 2Web Design and Development
2D Animation3D Modelling Fundamentals
Audio ProductionVideo Production
Database FundamentalsDatabase Systems
Mathematics for Graphics and StatisticsProfessional Practice
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Learning Portfolio - Flexible SemesterWeb App Development 2
Choose one of the following electives:Digital Graphic Design
*Industrial Placement 13D Animation Practice
*Professional Certification 1Software Engineering
*Study Abroad 1NoSQL Databases
*Voluntary Organisation Project 1Multimedia Networks
* = Elective
Year 4
Semester 7Semester 8
Mobile App Development 1Mobile App Development 2
Project 1Project 2
Computer SecurityIntegrated Marketing
Project ManagementMultimedia Databases
Data VisualisationChoose one of the following electives:
Choose one of the following electives: *3D Animation and Transmedia
*3D Lighting and Rendering*Advanced Graphic Design
*Advanced Media Production*eLearning
*Instructional Design
* = Elective

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for BSc (Hons) in Creative Computing

2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O5/H7

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for BSc (Hons) in Creative Computing:

Graduates of the BSc (Hons) in Creative Computing may choose to work in some of the many diverse areas of Computing and Creative Media, such as:

  • Web Development, Mobile App Development and Software Development
  • UX (User Experience) Design
  • The Entertainment Sector - Animation, Film, Creative Content, Pipeline/Production Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Software Support
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Sinead O Riordan
- Sinead O Riordan
Lecturer in Multimedia
Tel: 51302667 [email protected]
Jacqui Woods O’Brien
Ms. Jacqui Woods O’Brien
BSc (Hons), MSc. -
Tel: 51306265 [email protected]

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