The MSc in Interactive Media is a CONVERSION COURSE; it is an intensive taught course focusing on the practical and technical aspects of interactive media.
The broad aim of the course is to equip students from a wide range of backgrounds with a thorough understanding of the technology and industry-standard tools used in the digital media sector. Interactive digital media seeks to entertain, inform and inspire an audience. The creation of interactive digital media is a challenging and complex activity requiring a blend of creative and technical skills using a range of existing and emerging technologies.
On successful completion of the course, you will have a comprehensive knowledge of the underlying concepts, technologies and practices of interactive digital media and be able to apply these to create interactive digital media products.
The MSc (Interactive Media) is a taught programme that may be taken full-time over 12 months or part-time over 24 months from the date of first registration for the programme.
- Lectures: 12 hours per week - Laboratory sessions: Six hours per week
You are expected to undertake independent reading and study.
Students must attain 90 credits through a combination of:
- Core Modules (30 credits) - Elective Modules (30 credits) - Research & Development Project (30 credits)
Core Modules (Period 1)
Full-time students are required to take the following 30 credits of core modules. Part-time students are required to take three of the following core modules in each year (15 credits), for a total of six separate modules over the two years (30 credits).
CS6100 Authoring (5 credits) - Dr. John O'Mullane CS6101 Digital Publishing and Hypermedia Systems (5 credits) - Dr. Ian Pitt CS6102 Graphics and Graphic Design (5 credits) - Dr. Sabin Tabirca CS6103 Audio and Sound Engineering (5 credits) - Mr. David Murphy CS6104 Digital Video Capture and Packaging (5 credits) - Dr. Ian Pitt CS6111 3D Graphics and Modelling (5 credits) - Mr. David Murphy
Elective Modules (Period 2)
Full-time students are required to take 30 credits from the following elective modules. Part-time students are required to take three of the following elective modules in each year (15 credits), for a total of six separate modules over the two years (30 credits).
CS6105 Future and Emerging Interaction Technologies (5 credits) - Mr. David Murphy CS6113 Internet-based Applications (5 credits) - Dr. Frank Boehme CS6114 Digital Video Compression and Delivery (5 credits) - Dr. Frank Boehme CS6115 Human Computer Interaction (5 credits) - Dr. Ian Pitt CS6116 Mobile Multimedia (5 credits) - Dr. Sabin Tabirca CS6117 Audio Processing (5 credits) - Mr. David Murphy
Note: Not all modules may be offered in a particular year and are subject to change.
Project Phase (After Period 2)
Full-time and part-time students are required to take a project as follows:
CS6200 Dissertation (30 credits)
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2015 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2015/2016 - http://www.ucc.ie/modules/
Postgraduate Diploma in Interactive Media
Students who successfully achieve the pass standard in the examination may opt not to proceed to the digital media project and may opt instead to be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Interactive Media.
Companies actively recruiting Computer Science graduates in 2014-15 include:
Accenture, Aer Lingus, Amazon, Apple, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of Ireland, BT, Cisco, CiTi-Technology, Cloudreach, Dell, Digital Turbine Asia Pacific, EMC, Enterprise Ireland, Ericsson, First Derivatives, Guidewire, IBM, Intel, Open Text, Paddy Power, Pilz, PWC, SAP Galway Transverse Technologies, Trend Micro, Uniwink, Version 1 (Software).