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Interactive Digital Media (M.Sc.)

1 year full-time ;  30 places

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Course Director

Assistant Professor Mads Haahr

Telephone Number

+353-1-896 2418

postgraduate@scss.tcd.ie

Website

www.scss.tcd.ie/postgraduate/mscidm

Course Fees

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Course Description

This M.Sc. course provides a foundation in the technologies and media relevant to the digital media sector. The course runs full-time over a twelve-month period. Formal teaching is divided into two twelve-week semesters.

Each student selects and commences a research project, which must be submitted in the form of a dissertation of 12,000 words by mid March. Students will also complete a final project, which can be a collaborative development with a number of students from the class . There is significant emphasis on theory rather than on media or software applications. A special laboratory is provided for the class where students can become familiar with software applications.

The courses offered include: Introduction to Programming; XML/HTML; Audio Technologies; Sensors; Interactive Authoring; Graphic Design; Image Processing; Cultural and Critical Studies; Research Methodologies; Client/Server Technologies and Networking; Interactive Narrative; Mobile Computing; Image Processing and 3-D Modelling; Game Development and Production; Legal Issues in Digital Publishing.; Digital Media Enterprises

This course is especially suited to graduates with a primary degree in either Humanities or in Computer Science as both disciplines are important to the digital media sector. Applications will be accepted from good honors graduates in any discipline or from mature students with relevant industry experience.

Siddharth Sheshadri, (M.Sc. in Computer Science.) - Data Scientist at Optum.
“Having majored in computers and statistics, the field of data science always interested me a lot. First, I heard about the M.Sc. Computer Science programme at Trinity while attending an Irish university fair in India. The one thing that struck me about the course at Trinity, and which separated it from all other universities, was the vibrant modules within the programme. The courses were carefully structured to give students an overall knowledge about their specialisation. On reading further about the brilliant and learned faculty in the university online, I decided to pursue a Master’s programme there.”

Alessa Gross
Designer at FieldAware
When I came across IDM course in Trinity, I was in the middle of graduating with a BSc in Computer Science at a university that provided only very technical Bachelor and Master courses for students. It never occurred to me that CS can be combined with the creativity and diversity of topics in digital media. Mind-blown, it clicked in my head, I wanted to learn about the inter-disciplinary topics IDM covered.
I knew I had a lot to catch up within the lectures bordering on the arts and humanities, such as Interactive Narrative, Cultural and Critical Studies and of course Graphic Design. They introduced me to methodologies and a way of thinking that I was unfamiliar with, while the technical lectures taught me about web, audio and video technologies I had little knowledge of.
Every group and solo assignment made me more resourceful and opened my eyes to the possibilities in the field of digital media. The course taught me to think outside of the box when it comes to computer science and it made me confident to use my knowledge about technology to recreate it and reshape it in new ways.
Since I graduated, I found my place in User Experience design, a field that I certainly would have only looked at from a distance, if I wouldn’t have strayed away from classical computer scientist path

 

Course Details

Duration

1 year full-time

Number of Places

 30

Next Intake

September 2020

Closing Date

31 July 2020

Course Fees

Click here for a full list of postgraduate fees

Apply

To apply, click on the relevant Apply Link below

Get In Touch

Course Director

Assistant Professor Mads Haahr

Telephone Number

+353-1-896 2418

postgraduate@scss.tcd.ie

Website

www.scss.tcd.ie/postgraduate/mscidm