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Wednesday, 19th January 2022

Your creative future starts at DkIT!

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DkIT students at work in the state-of-the-art TV and recording studios.

Dundalk Institute of Technology’s Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music is home to an exciting and innovative range of programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level including creative media, film and TV production, music, and theatre. 

Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities including TV and recording studios, performance spaces and discipline-specific lab spaces. They can also avail of a series of public events including concerts, exhibitions, showcases, theatre productions, and conferences that enrich the cultural life of the Institute and region. 

As a student in the Department, there are many opportunities for you to collaborate with fellow students in other creative disciplines and with our partner universities across the world.

DkIT graduates have successfully gone on to work on prestigious ventures. For example, Film and Television Production graduates have worked on HBO’s Game of Thrones, have become researchers for BBC, TV3 and RTE, are employed in production companies such as Freemantle UK, Motive TV, Vision Independent Productions and Animo TV; post-production companies Piranha Bar, Screen Scene and Egg Post Production, and/or Various Theatre companies including Anu productions and Upstate.

Music students and graduates of DkIT have enjoyed successful careers as touring and recording artists, namely Wornoc, Cúig, Gavin Gribben, Daoirí Farrell, Fiachra Meek, Alfi and Ryan McAuley.

Music graduates have also been recipients of national and international awards including: Young Musicians’ Platform, U.S. Freshgrass Festival, RTÉ Folk Awards, BBC Folk Awards, Higher Education Musicology Competition and Undergraduate Awards (Ireland).

Meanwhile, Creative Media graduates work in a wide range of jobs across the Creative Industries. Predominately graduates go into Graphic/Digital Design, Web Design or some facet of communications such as social media, PR or Marketing.

There is a strong entrepreneurial streak in our graduates with many of our past students setting up their own businesses in areas such as design, video, and photography. Some of the companies that our graduates are currently working for are: Glanbia, Bank of Ireland, Gym + Coffee, CKSK, Coral Interactive, Boyle Sports, Gill and Macmillian, Kooba, Setanta Sports, and STATSports.  

Whether you are applying through the CAO as a first-time student or wish to upskill through our Postgraduate, Springboard or flexible Professional courses, Dundalk Institute of Technology has the perfect course offering to allow you to get your creative juices flowing whist preparing you for your career in the creative industry.  

DkIT’s undergraduate courses include: 

  • BA in Creative Media Level 7 or 8 
  • BA (Hons) in Film and Television Production 
  • BA in Audio and Music Production Level 7 or 8 
  • BA (Hons) in Music 
  • BA in Musical Theatre 
  • BA in Theatre and Film Practice,  
  • BA (Hons) Drama 
  • Our Post Graduate courses include: 
  • Ma in Music for Screen 
  • MA/MSc in Music Technology 

If you currently work in the creative industry and want to upskill Dundalk Institute of Technology also offers Flexible/Professional and Springboard courses which include Certificates in Audio-Visual Production for Online Platforms, a Certificate in Irish traditional Music Studies and a Certificate in Sound Design and Implementation for Interactive Media.  

For more detail on these inspiring courses select the Creative Arts, Media and Music section on our website: Courses / DkIT - Dundalk Institute of Technology 

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