Web Design and Digital Media


Web Design and Digital Media Course - Dublin

At BFEI located in Blackrock village, Co.Dublin we offer a one year, QQI Level 5 Web Design and Digital Media course.

Do you enjoy working with computers and have an aptitude for creativity and design? Are you interested in designing and coding for the web and mobile devices? Our web and digital media course at BFEI will respond to your needs by providing you with a strong foundation for entry into the online digital media sector. We take a practical approach to teaching and learning with all course material and assessment modelled on industry practices.

Office 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud licences are provided free of charge for use on personal devices.

Career Opportunities

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

Course Structure

The Web Design and Digital Media course is structured so that the student will develop expertise in two related areas: Digital Media and Web Design. This course will equip participants with the skills to:

  • Plan, design, and build websites based on the fundamental principles of usability, accessibility and search engine optimisation.
  • Design and manipulate photographs and vector graphics for web and print.
  • Apply the principles of graphic design to all projects.
  • Understand the principles of advertising, digital media and working in teams.
  • Create 2D animations in both traditional & digital formats using industry standard methods and tools.
Core Elements
  • Image Processing (Photoshop)
  • Computer Illustrated Graphics (Illustrator)
  • Web Design (HTML5, CSS3, & Dreamweaver CC)
  • Graphic Design Skills
  • Advertising
  • Animation (Animate)
  • Team Working
  • Work Experience
  • Course Code

  • WDM
  • Duration

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

  • 24
  • Number of contact hours per week

  • 20
  • Timetable contact

  • 5 days - Mornings

Having dropped out of a previous course, my only regret was not doing the Web Design & Digital Media course sooner. The supportive atmosphere at BFEI immediately dissolved any worries I had about starting anew. I can honestly say studying at BFEI has allowed me to realise a passion and find a career path I want to build upon. The one-to-one attention from Lecturers is fantastic. New concepts and tools like the Adobe software suite can have a steep learning curve, but you’ll never be afraid to ask questions, thanks to the patience of the teaching staff and the smaller class sizes. This course also provides a chance to develop social skills and confidence. The course gave me a foundation for learning how to present my design work confidently, the importance of which I now appreciate more at 3rd level as I am studying for a degree in Creative Computing at IADT. The skills I gained at BFEI continue to benefit me greatly. Others on the degree course, who have no experience with Adobe, or with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript are at a disadvantage compared to myself and my BFEI classmates. We have hit the ground running and this has given us great confidence. Some of my BFEI classmates who decided not to do a degree were offered internships at design agencies or are working freelance and are doing really well. I couldn’t recommend the BFEI course more, whether you’re venturing for the first or hundredth time into further education, time spent here can only open doors for you. 

- Jake Black, Web Design & Digital Media Graduate, 2019 -

Support Elements
  • Field Trips and participation in the Annual Design Exhibition
  • In conjunction with an external Government agency FIT (Fast Track into Information Technology), you will get the opportunity to do a practice interview with industry specialists.
  • Career advice, help with CV preparation and LinkedIn profile is provided by the BFEI Guidance and Career Service.
  • You will use the e-learning platform Moodle.
Assessment and certification
  • You will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Creative Media (5M5048).
  • The qualification is certified by QQI.

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

More Level 5 Courses at BFEI


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) in Creative Computing IADT, Dún Laoghaire -

BA (Hons) in Creative Digital Media Technological University Dublin [Blanchardstown] -

BSc (Hons) Creative Multimedia Limerick Institute of Technology – Clonmel BSc in Multimedia Dublin City University –

Check out the updated BFEI CAO Progression Pathways Chart with new progression options included for TCD, NUI Maynooth and University of Limerick.  CAO data shows that many BFEI graduates from 2019/2020 secured excellent CAO offers

More Design Courses and Computer Courses at BFEI

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate

​You must have achieved 5 passes or 5 O6/ H7s or a combination of 5 O6/H7s or have achieved the LCA with a Merit profile, or have achieved a full relevant QQI Level 4 Award.

  • Mature Applicants

Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) and other applicants without the formal entry requirements will be assessed individually for suitability.


You should have an aptitude for creativity and design and a keen interest in various media formats.

Application Process

Places will be offered, on a first come basis, subject to the applicant meeting the entry requirements and subject to a place being available.  Apply on-line for free.


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


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