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 2018 subject to availability and demand:

• Multimedia Authoring

• Web Authoring • Communications

• Design Skills

• Multimedia Project Development

• Work Experience

• Games analysis and design

• Mathematics

• Radio Programme Production

• Safety and Health at Work


QQI Level 5 in Multimedia Production 5M2146

career opportunities

There is now a large amount of places in computer courses in universities and in many local IT colleges for students who hold a QQI qualification in either Multimedia or Information Technology. Students can also progress to Media Studies in Maynooth University or to First Arts where there are over 100 places available. There are also places in DCU, Maynooth University (incl. St. Patrick’s College), IT Blanchardstown, Athlone IT, DIT, Dundalk IT, Sligo IT, Tallaght IT, Dun Laoghaire IADT, Cork IT, Letterkenny IT, NUIG, Tralee 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 English universities.

entry requirements

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

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

Apply directly here.