App Development and User Interface Design


Would you like to design Apps for Website and Mobile devices? Could you see yourself working as a freelance Interface Designer or as a valued member of an Apps Development Team? Would you enjoy working in a creative and dynamic environment? This course will provide you with a strong foundation in the skills necessary to design Apps for mobile devices. You will design prototype Apps including testing and evaluation of navigation, user control, simplicity, consistency and usability.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the course, you can pursue careers in a range of areas including:

• User Interface Design

• App Development

• Video Editing

• Media Management

You will have gained the knowledge and skills to:

• Plan, design and prototype mobile Apps.

• Apply the principles of user interface design to all projects.

• Design and manipulate photographs and vector graphics for Apps.

• Design Apps using industry standard UI design, navigation and interaction.

• Make videos including stock motion photography, effects, transitions, sound and YouTube upload.

• Acquire an understanding of the ethical guidelines and legislation which apply to the media industry.

Course Structure

Core Elements
  • Mobile Technologies
  • User Interface (UI) Design
  • Digital Imaging
  • Digital Video Processing and Production
  • Media Ethics and Legal Framework
  • Media Industry Awareness
  • Leadership
  • Work Experience
  • Course Code

  • AUI
  • Duration

  • 1 year - full time September to May
  • Number of places

  • 24
  • Number of contact hours

  • 20 approx
  • Timetable Contact

  • 4 Days
Support Elements
  • Career advice, help with CV preparation and LinkedIn profile is provided by BFEI Guidance and Career Service.
  • In conjunction with FIT (Fast Track into Information Technology), BFEI offers participants the opportunity to do practice interviews with industry specialists and prepare for possible internship placement in leading IT companies.
Assessment and certification

Assessment is based on a combination of assignments and exams. 

You will be awarded a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Media Production (6M5130). 


If you want to get a degree, then you can apply through the CAO system for entry into courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme such as:

BSc (Hons) Creative Computing IADT, Dún Laoghaire -

BSc Computing in Information Technology Institute of Technology Blanchardstown -

Bachelor of Science in Software Development - Mobile Apps and Connected Devices* Athlone Institute of Technology –

* Leaving Certificate Maths or QQI Level 5 Maths is a pre-requisite. 

Entry Requirements

You will need to have a QQI Level 5 qualification with a minimum of two merits in technical subjects (excluding word processing and spreadsheets).

If you are a mature student and do not hold a QQI Level 5 qualification, then you are welcome to apply, subject to evidence of technical proficiency. Each application will be assessed individually. 

Advisory Meeting

Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer guidance and to ensure course suitability. Places will be offered, on a first come basis, following the outcome of the personal Advisory Meeting, subject to the applicant meeting the entry requirements of the course. Applicants will also be advised on course costs and registration details.


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


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