Multimedia and Computers

What is multimedia and computers?

This one-year course will aim to offer participants an introduction to the world of  multimedia/digital media which is one of the fastest growing areas in the software industry as well as information technology which has been a growth area in Ireland for quite some time.  From computer games to computer generated movies and from educational multimedia to internet banking, graduates are always in demand. This course will provide the introduction to careers in the computing industry but will also provide an important stepping stone to third level courses leading to exciting careers in the multimedia area. During the course students may opt to seek work experience with organisations using multimedia and computers in everything from web application to games development. There is now a QQI Level 6 Certificate available in this area.

Course content

The following modules will be offered in 2019 subject to availability and demand:

• Multimedia Authoring

• Web Authoring

• Communications

• Media Analysis

• Digital Marketing

• Work Experience

• Games analysis and design

• Mathematics

• Radio Programme Production

• The Internet

• eBusiness

• Word Processing


QQI Level 5 in Creative Media 5M5048 or Multimedia Production 5M2146

Career opportunities

There is now a large number of places in computer courses in universities and in many local IT colleges for students who hold a QQI qualification in either Multimedia, Creative Media or Information Technology. Students can also progress to Media Studies in Maynooth University or First Arts, where there are over 140 places available. There are also places in UCC, IT Tallaght, DIT, Marino, Carlow IT and Letterkenny IT. Blanchardstown IT is introducing a BA in Digital Media with QQI links. There are many opportunities for employment in areas like web design, multimedia production, computer game production, advertising and so on.There are also many further study opportunities in QQI level 6 courses and in programmes that lead to advanced entry to universities in the UK.

Higher Education Progression

Maynooth: MH601 Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years) ITB: BN112 Creative Digital Media (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC133 Multimedia (Level 8, 4 Years)

Entry requirements

  • Leaving Cert or LCA
  • Mature Students of all backgrounds
  • Other equivalent qualification

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.