M.Sc. On Campus

Interactive Digital Media

Trinity College Dublin

12 months
24669 EUR/year
8217 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Founded in 1996, the Interactive Digital Media programme of Trinity College Dublin was the first of its kind in Ireland. Its graduates work in the digital media and related sectors, both nationally and internationally. It is delivered on a full-time basis over one year and carries a total ECTS weighting of 90.


Course Description

The Interactive Digital Media programme of Trinity College Dublin is designed to help students combine their existing skills – technical as well as non-technical – with the knowledge needed to design and develop digital media applications and content on existing and emerging platforms. To this end, the course covers the programming languages and applications used in digital media, a range of design techniques (graphic design, interactive design, UI/UX design, game design) as well as approaches to content creation in a range of modalities (moving image, audio, sensor technologies).

The MSc in Interactive Digital Media lets students build on knowledge gained at undergraduate level in order to allow them to work and stay current in the digital media sector. Platforms for digital media applications are constantly evolving, and what used to be focused on desktop computers and mobile devices now also include Virtual and Augmented Reality and Internet of Things. The skill sets required to design and build digital media applications and content have expanded and now include analytical, technical and creative skills. Teams creating digital media are practically always multidisciplinary, so communication is more important than ever.

Graduates from the IDM programme work in many roles across the digital sector. Current positions held by our graduates include: App Designers and Developers, Web Designers and Developers, Software Developers, Graphic and Visual Designers, UI and UX Designers, Interaction Designers, Game Designers and Developers, Product Designers, Technology Journalists, Project Managers, Security and Data Analysts, Digital Analysts, Corporate Communications Leads, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), Chief Information Officers (CIOs), Chief Commercial Officers (CCOs), Research Fellows and Professors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Programming for Digital Media 
  • Authoring for Digital Media 
  • Contextual Media 
  • Audio, Video and Sensor Technologies 
  • Visual Computing and Design 
  • Research Paper 
  • Final Project 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Applications will be accepted from good honours' graduates in any discipline. Literary, artistic and creative ability is taken into consideration along with mathematical and problem-solving ability. Knowledge of programming is not a pre-requisite for entry. In exceptional circumstances, an applicant with relevant professional experience but without the required formal qualification may be considered.

The following supporting documents MUST be submitted with your online application:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcript of academic results to date
  • Copies of degree certificates
  • Two Academic or Professional references
  • If English is not your first language, you will be required to submit documentation of reasonable competence in the English language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24669 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24669 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8217 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8217 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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