Design & Creative Media @ LYIT

learn by doing

Welcome to the department of
Design & Creative Media at LYIT

We offer an exciting range of courses from Higher Certificate through Ordinary and Honours level Degrees right up to an MA in Motion Graphics. Our degree courses will equip you with the skills and experience necessary for a fulfilling career in Creative Media. Career paths include the publishing, web, games, video, photography and fashion industries. In fact, any industry which requires visual content and design, is a potential employer.

Open Day 2016 - Passport Competition winner

We had a very successful Open Day on Nov 25th, when hundreds of Transition and Leaving Cert students visited the Institute and got to see what we do in some detail. On show were examples of student work in Animation, Visual Communications (Graphic Design), Fashion, Digital Media and 3D Modelling & Animation. Amazon Fire tabletAlso running were demonstrations of VR (Virtual reality) and AR (Augmented reality).

Congratulations to Niamh Boyle from the Abbey Vocational School, Donegal Town, winner of the Amazon Fire Tablet in our Passport to Design competition.

New Springboard HDip in 3D Modelling & Animation

As of September 2016 we offer a one year Higher Diploma in 3D Modelling and animation, an area which has shown particularly high growth in recent years. This HDip is offered under the Springboard programme. Further details can be found here.


RIP Johnny Boyle (20th May 2016).
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Johnny Boyle. An enormously intelligent and able man, Johnny was the pioneering force behind our Digital Media and Motion Graphics courses. His passing leaves us both bereft and diminished.

Our deepest sympathies go to his wife, Caroline, his son Dabhog and daughter Eithne, his brothers and sisters, and wider family and friends. We hope the support of family and friends will comfort and strengthen them in the days ahead.


DICE logo

We are proud to be hosting our second annual DICE conference at LYIT, featuring national and international speakers. DICE aims to spark a discussion on the value of creativity and design to both business and society. This is a one day event, running on Wednesday 6th April.
Follow us on Twitter — #LYITDice, #LYITDesign. See here for more details.

Digital Media Award

Congratulations to Mike Guckian who has just won the Best Public Life award at the Accenture Digital Media Awards 2016.

Mike created a Virtual Trad Orchestra in association with the Hawk's Well Theatre as his major project for our MA in Motion Graphics.

Showreel 2015