Dundalk IT encourages CAO candidates to consider award-winning creative media courses

DKIT’s Media Department has called on CAO candidates and those looking to upgrade to consider their award-winning Creative Media courses.

The Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music at Dundalk Institute of Technology is the Institute’s esteemed creative hub and home to an exciting and innovative range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs including media creative, film and television production, music and theater .

A range of courses are available for creative people with a passion for the arts, looking for highly valued and practical courses that leave them employable for the creative industry.

Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including television and recording studios, performance spaces, and discipline-specific lab spaces.

The department regularly hosts a series of public events including concerts, exhibitions, showcases, theater productions and lectures that enrich the cultural life of the Institute and the region.

As a student of the department, students have many opportunities to collaborate with classmates in other creative disciplines and with partner universities around the world.

DkIT graduates have gone on to successfully work on prestigious companies.

For example, film and television production graduates have worked on HBO’s Game of Thrones, become researchers for the BBC, TV3 and RTE, are employed at production companies such as Freemantle UK, Motive TV, Vision Independent Productions and Animo TV; post-production companies Piranha Bar, Screen Scene and Egg Post Production, and/or various theater companies including Anu productions and Upstate.

Music students and graduates have had successful careers as touring and recording artists, namely Wornoc, Cúig, Gavin Gribben, Daoirí Farrell, Fiachra Meek, Alfi and Ryan McAuley.

Additionally, music graduates have received national and international awards including: Young Musicians’ Platform, US Freshgrass Festival, RTÉ Folk Awards, BBC Folk Awards, Higher Education Musicology Competition and Undergraduate Awards (Ireland). Meanwhile, Creative Media graduates work in a wide range of jobs in the creative industries.

Graduates go primarily into graphic/digital design, web design, or certain facets of communications such as social media, public relations, or marketing.

Many former students have started their own businesses in fields such as design, video and photography.

Some of the companies our graduates currently work for are: Glanbia, Bank of Ireland, Gym + Coffee, CKSK, Coral Interactive, Boyle Sports, Gill and Macmillian, Kooba, Setanta Sports and STATSports.

Undergraduate courses include:

  • BA in Creative Media Level 7 or 8
  • BA (Hons) in Film and Television Production
  • BA in Audio and Music Production Level 7 or 8
  • BA (Hons) in Music
  • BA in Musical Theater
  • BA in Theater and Film Practice,
  • BA (Hons) Drama

Postgraduate courses include:

  • MA in Music for Screen
  • MA/MSc in Music Technology

If you are currently working in the creative industry and want to improve your skills, Dundalk Institute of Technology also offers flexible/professional and stepping stone courses which include Certificates in Audio Visual Production for Online Platforms, Certificate in Music Studies Traditional Irish and a Certificate in Sound Design and Implementation for Interactive Media.

To view more details on these courses, select the Creative Arts, Media and Music section on the DKIT website: Courses / DkIT – Dundalk Institute of Technology

Previous Fulbright Program for Excellence and Achievement in Teaching (Media Literacy Cohort)
Next Media literacy bill aims to make Delaware students better digital citizens