Creative Digital Media Production


One Year Full-time


Level 5 QQI Award Media Production (5M18518)

Course Aims

This course is an excellent foundation course for media degrees in: Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design Technology, Institute of Technology Tallaght, National University of Ireland, Maynooth and other Universities. Learners will be exposed to the radio, film and photography processes and procedures, used by digital media studios today in program making. Learners will gain practical knowledge of how different media products are produced, as well as an understanding of how the relationships between producer, financing and the audience impact on one another.

Course Requirements

One of the following:
• Leaving Certificate Established/LCVP
• Leaving Certificate Applied
• Relevant Level 4 QQI Award
• Mature applicants are welcome

Course Modules

• Film Production
• Traditional Black and White Photography
• Desktop Publishing
• Media Analysis
• Radio Programme Production
• Scriptwriting
• Communications
• Work Experience

Special Features

This is a practical course enabling the learner to develop a personal portfolio of work; structured and produced to radio, television and video industry standards. Learners will use professional digital cameras, Avid Media Composer (editing software), Adobe Audition, Adobe Illustrator as well as darkroom practice and techniques.

Additional Information

Learners will produce a portfolio of materials from their course work in Film, Scriptwriting, Photography, Radio and Desktop Publishing which may be used for applications to IADT and other Higher Education Institutes.

Progression Opportunities

DFEi:  Graduates may rogress to the Level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate in Television and Digital Film or Digital Radio Production at DFEi.

Elsewhere:  Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes, both at Universities and Institutes of Technology.


Due to ongoing development in QQI, awards names and content are subject to change.

Higher Education Links Scheme

BA in Film and Broadcasting (DT504)
BA in Photography (DT599)
Dublin Institute of Technology
BA in Creative Digital Media (TA022)
Institute of Technology Tallaght
BA in Film and Television Production (DL834)
BA in Photography (DL833)
BSc in Creative Media Technologies (DL835)
BA in English Media and Cultural Studies (DL821)
Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology
BA in Film and TV Production (DK864)
Dundalk Institute of Technology
BA in Creative Digital Media (BN021 and BN112)
Blanchardstown Institute of Technology
BSc in Multi Media (DC133)
Dublin City University
BA in Media Studies (MH109)
National University of Ireland Maynooth
For details of the above and all other progression routes to the Institutes of Technology and the Universities visit and or contact the Admissions Office of the relevant Higher Education Institution.


Career Paths

Graduates from this course usually opt to advance to further studies, however others have gained direct employment as floor managers, camera operators, data wranglers, radio broadcasters or production assistants.