Careers in Digital Design

Bring your art to life

Picture: Animation created in 'Sequential Composition' by James Li

Who will you become?


A career in digital design involves bringing ideas, stories and concepts to life through engaging visual interpretation. It suits people who can combine artistic ability and patience with strong communication and technical skills.

Digital design is a growing specialist area within the field of graphic design. Digital designers use creativity and technical skills to design effective visual solutions. Digital designers create everything from websites and computer-game graphics to motion graphics and animation, and may work in a variety of industries, including entertainment, education, and advertising.

The Bachelor of Design offers opportunities for specialising in digital projects through the Graphic and Digital Design pathway. Your study will be based on web design, interactive, 2D and 3D modelling, animation and other screen based projects. You’ll learn to use industry standard practices, techniques, and software. In your third year, you will have an opportunity to work in the industry and develop your best project for display at the end of year exhibition..

Your tutors are active researchers and experienced creative practitioners. They regularly exhibit, present work at film festivals and often have a background in the industry.

If you don’t meet the entry criteria for the degree, the Certificate in Media Arts is a 20-week introductory programme that delivers the basic knowledge and skills to prepare for a creative career. Illustration and animation enthusiasts still at school might be interested in our one day STAR taster courses in Stop-Motion Animation, Photoshop or Illustrator. You can also come in as a ‘student-for-a-day’, which offers the opportunity to sample the Media Arts environment and teaching style before enrolling, or a book a tour to see our facilities. We also offer short courses in Photoshop and Illustrator. These are often run over 4 evening classes, and are ideal for professional development..

Questions about our communication programmes? Contact Visual Arts Team Manager Sam Cunnane