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Art and Design with Digital Media

24 months
7250 EUR/year
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The Art and Design with Digital Media programme at the Technological University of the Shannon enables students to become teachers of visual art in second level schools and other educational settings. 


Student teachers will acquire advanced professional knowledge and skills associated with research-informed teaching incorporating creative/academic study, research inquiry, professional discipline in work settings and a foundation for continuous professional development. 

The Art and Design with Digital Media programme at the Technological University of the Shannon builds on the growing importance of digital media and social networking platforms that are progressively more available to everyone, but especially to young people. The special attention given to art and design digital media and pedagogies reflects both the increasing importance of teachers having the knowledge and skills to use contemporary digital media confidently in different personal and professional contexts, but especially in their classroom teaching, and the particular knowledge and skill set of art and design graduates who are increasingly adapt in the use of digital media in their art and design practice and for online networking. The programme uses online dialogue within a community of practice for student teachers to search, share and construct knowledge, and for them to support each other while on school placements.

What are the career prospects?

Visual Art Teacher across a number of educational sectors including:

  • Second level Schools
  • Colleges of Further Education
  • Arts and Health
  • Arts and the Community
  • Gallery/Museum education
  • The teaching qualification is recognised internationally and provides career opportunities overseas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art and Design Curriculum and Creative Practice
  • Understanding Learning
  • Creative Digital Media Practice and Pedagogy
  • Art and Design Education: Schools and Society
  • Art and Design Pedagogies
  • Orientation to the Profession: artist/teacher identity

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement for this programme is a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art or Design (Level 8) 2nd Class Honours or an equivalent qualification. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Limerick

850 - 1150 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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