Bachelor Degree in Creative Media and Interaction Design Common Entry From University of Limerick

Bachelor Degree in Creative Media and Interaction Design Common Entry

University of Limerick

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Program Overview

This programme allows you to take a variety of subjects centred on a human approach to computing technologies before deciding to choose a specific course. This route is designed to provide you with a gateway to better choice if you’re unsure which area you’d like to study. LM122 Creative Media and Interaction Design is a gateway from Semester 2 (Year 1) to a degree in either:

  • B.Sc. Music Media and Performance Technology
  • B.Sc. Digital Media Design

At UL, you get to try before you decide. 

The BSc in Music, Media & Performance Technology develops the technical and creative skills required to be successful media practitioners in both the music, video and media industries. The aim of the programme is to equip students with the ability to make a significant contribution to the continuing development and growth of the media arts, media industries and more broadly across other sectors that use digital media technologies for creative applications.

The B.Sc. in Digital Media Design develops the technical, creative and analytical skills needed to be successful media practitioners in both the Irish and global digital media industries. The design of digital media for human use is a crucial skill in contemporary society: How to design the content and interaction for websites? How to improve the usability and usefulness of portable devices? How to design a new killer app for smartphones? How to create new ways to engage and connect people through the use of interactive technologies?



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee



IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90


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Each degree programme requires three years of study in addition to the one year for LM122. Creative Media and Interaction Design offers exposure to a variety of subjects relating to different areas of computing, art and interaction. Our well-equipped and modern laboratories will enable you to acquire the practical experience and skills, with confidence.

Subject areas covered in the first semester are;

Introduction to Digital Media
This module will introduce you to some of the seminal developments in technology and to provide a historical perspective on how these developments have impacted on human development.

Graphic Design
This module aims to introduce students to the principles behind graphic-design & animation and the practice of creating graphics and animations.

Media Programming 1
This module will familiarise media students with computer programming and make them aware of how it can be of benefit to them in their careers. You will learn how to write your own programs to create and manipulate images.

Sociology of Media
This module will give you a critical understanding of the mass media from a sociological viewpoint. It will introduce students to key aspects of the debate amongst social scientists about the workings and influence of the media. The course is structured upon an examination of these key areas as well as presenting examples of the various methodological approaches used by sociologists in their analysis of the mass media.

Technological Mathematics 1
This module will introduce the fundamental concepts of calculus and linear algebra, and help you to develop and integrate the basic mathematical skills relevant to technology.

You will follow a common first semester programme of study, and then you will specify your preference for either Music, Media and Performance Technology OR Digital Media Design. Access to your preferred course is unrestricted.

Minimum grades    

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

Subject requirements    

In addition, applicants must hold a minimum grade O3/H7 in Mathematics.

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows

  1. Residency
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
  2. Citizenship
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

The career opportunities will depend primarily on the BSc course chosen by you, typical areas are:

B.Sc. Music Media and Performance Technology
Multimedia Programmer-Artist; Software Developer for Digital Art Applications; Sound and Video Engineer; Video Editor; Audio- Visual Post Production; Radio and Television Broadcasting; Audio- Visual Artist; Researcher in Media, Music and Visuals

B.Sc. Digital Media Design
Interaction Designer; User Experience Designer; Web Designer; Social Media Specialist; User Interface Designer; Usability Specialist; Multimedia Developer; Multimedia Project Coordinator; Design Consultant; Interaction Design Researcher.


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