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CAO (Higher Education)

Degree - Honours Bachelor

Interactive Digital Media

Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT
Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT
Course Code
Career Zone
NFQ Type
4 Years
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
Points Change

Course Summary

This programme aims to give students the knowledge and skills in the design and programming of computer-based interactive products that incorporate text, graphics, sound, digital illustration, animation and video. It also develops dual skillsets, both creative and technical, through project work and work placement in all disciplines in the multimedia industry. 

Students spend 6 months in year 3 on placement. 

Course Details

College Link > LC234 - Interactive Digital Media

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Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.


Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.


The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.


The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Career Progression

Interactive Designer
Web developer
Java Developer
Multimedia Developer
Multimedia Programmer
App Developer
Digital Video Specialist
Motion Graphic Designer
Database developer
User Interface Designer
eLearning Specialist
Software Support Engineer
Multimedia content specialist

Further Research

Qualifax Course Page

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Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT
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