• Code:MD
  • Certification QQI Level 5 Award in Creative Media
  • Duration One Year


This course is an introduction to Mobile Application Design for a range of Mobile  Software types including native Apps, Responsive Web sites, Virtual Reality (VR)  and Augmented Reality (AR) games and experiences. The course will blend 2D and  3D design with mobile and web technologies to enable the learner to plan, design  and produce mobile software using current and emerging development systems  (e.g. Unity3D, ARCore, Android Studio). Learn the tools that will transform the way  people play, shop, learn, create, and experience the world.

The Mobile and Games industries are currently worth over €70 billion while last  year, there was global investment of over €3 billion in Virtual Reality (VR) and  Augmented Reality (AR) industries. This course will prepare you for your future  within these fast-paced industries. Students will leave the course with a significant  portfolio of work.

Programme of Study

  • Mobile Technologies
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • 3D Computer Graphics
  • Computer Illustration Graphics
  • Multimedia Authoring
  • Web Authoring
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate (minimum of five  06/H7’s or combination of five 06/  H7’s) or its equivalent. Extenuating  circumstances may be considered.
  • Leaving Certificate Applied
  • Full QQI Level 4
  • Mature applicants-experience will  be considered in lieu of formal  qualifications

Places are offered following a successful  interview. Candidates are encouraged to  bring a CV and portfolio to the interview.  Candidates should display a good level of  enthusiasm for technology.

Career Opportunities

  • Mobile development roles
  • Software and Web Development roles
  • Digital Media roles
  • AR & VR content Development roles
Higher Education Progression*

Examples of potential courses include:

  • DIT:

BA in Games Design (DT5D8)

  • IT Athlone:

BSc (Hons) in Software Design with  Virtual Reality and Gaming (AL801)

  • NUI Maynooth:

BA Media Studies (MH109)

  • DCU:

BSc (Hons) in Multimedia (DC133)

  • IT Tallaght:

BA in Creative Digital Media (TA022)

  • Letterkenny IT:

BA Graphic and Digital Design (LY457)

Course Co-Ordinator

Ross Lee

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