Creative Multimedia Course - Year 1
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Creative Multimedia Course - Year 1


This Creative Multimedia course is aimed at learners who have a creative ability and who enjoy working with digital technologies. Learners will acquire strong practical skills in web design, image editing, graphic design and digital marketing.


The course is modelled on the working environment, requiring learners to create various interactive multimedia designs to a given specification within a specific time frame. Our multimedia courses are lab based with a very practical approach to teaching and learning. This prepares and equips learners for a smooth transition into the digital multimedia industry.


This Creative Multimedia course will equip participants with the skills to:

  • Plan, design, and build websites based on the fundamental principles of usability, accessibility, information architecture and SEO optimisation using HTML 5, CSS3 stylesheets and Javascript.
  • Design and manipulate photographs and vector graphics for web and print using Adobe Creative Cloud software.
  • Implement the principles of advertising and digital marketing,
  • Understand and implement the core concepts of graphic design.
  • Plan and create banner advertisements for websites using Edge Animate.
  • Understand the principals of advertising and digital marketing.


Career Opportunities

Job opportunities exist in specialist multimedia and web design companies. There is also a range of exciting opportunities available in areas such as advertising, publishing, telecommunications, education and training.


Course Structure

The course is structured so that the student will develop expertise in two related areas: Creative Multimedia and Web Design.

Core Elements

  • Computer Illustrated Graphics (Illustrator)
  • Image Processing (Photoshop)
  • Web Authoring (HTML 5, CSS3, Javascript, Dreamweaver & Edge Reflow)
  • Graphic Design Skills
  • Online advertising & Digital Marketing
  • Multimedia Authoring (Edge)
  • Team Working
  • Work Experience

    Students spend significant time in excess of timetabled hours on research, study and project work.


Course Code


Duration 1 year – full time September to May
Number of places


Number of contact hours per week 20
Timetable contact

5 days

Support Elements

  • Study Skills
  • Career Advice and CV Preparation
  • eLearning
  • Enterprise Workshops

Assessment and Certification

Assessment is based on assignments and projects submitted during the year.

The course is certified by QQI.

Learners who successfully complete the course will be awarded the QQI Level 5 Certificate in Creative Media (5M5048).




Students can progress to the Diploma in Creative Multimedia & App Development in BFEI.


Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate

Five passes, including English, on ordinary level papers.

  • Leaving Certificate Applied and Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

 Applicants should submit details of achievements.

  • Mature Students (including VTOS and BTEA)

Applicants without the required Leaving Certificate requirements will be considered on the basis of  experience, overall ability and aptitude.


Other Requirements/Advisory Meeting

Applicants should have an aptitude for creativity and design, a keen interest in the various media formats and basic computing skills.


Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer guidance and to ensure course suitability. Applicants will also be advised on course costs and registration details.



At course commencement, students are required to pay for books, €200 PLC Government Levy (unless exempt), a Student Services charge and examination fees. There are no tuition fees for EU students. 


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