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Digital Media Higher National Diploma

Course Description

Note: Course shadowing as part of work experience is available for this course.

This diverse and fast-paced course provides professional training in design for screen (i.e. film, TV, computer screens, phones, games, etc.).

Students learn how to research and generate ideas, the principles of colour and composition, techniques for creating and preparing artwork for web interfaces, animation, games, video compositing, and visual effects for film. Students get a rock solid foundation in all the skills required to work as part of a team, or to choose to specialise in the area that best suits their skills.

In Year 2 the work focuses on 3D modelling, 3D character animation, 3D cinematography, interface design, creating professional responsive websites and designing for games.

Digital Media at CSN is a special course because the qualification you achieve is an internationally recognised BTEC Higher National Diploma. This is part of the UK framework where it is equivalent in value to a Foundation Degree.

As well as being eligible to apply to Irish IT colleges for entry into second year, Digital Media graduates can apply to a range of UK colleges and universities to do a one year top-up to achieve an Honours Degree.

In that way this course can be viewed as the first two years of a three year degree.

On completing this course, if you don’t wish to take the 3rd level route, you are still very well equipped to go directly into the workplace.

Dion O'Sullivan, Digital Media BTEC HND Graduate

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