Design & Creative Media @ LYIT

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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 MA level. 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.

We are delighted to announce two new courses starting in September 2017.
The first is the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Design with name award options (4 years in duration) —

The second is a BA in Digital Film & Video which is three years in duration.


Hearty congratulations to Shaun Kelly, a graduate of our Animation programme, who has just claimed the Winning Animation gong at the 2017 IndieBoom Film Festival in New York. This short animated film follows Scott Barnes and Donna-Maria Valente as they grow up in a small American border town in the south. They fall in love as children and fight to be together in the face of repression, discrimination and intolerence even in death. You can watch Shaun's film here.

After by Shaun Kelly

We would also like to congratulate 2017 Animation graduate Paul Kelly, on getting his film "Begging for Change" shortlisted in the Best student/graduate category in the Dublin Animation Film Festival.

Begging for Change - film still

You can view the full film here.

Open Day

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Well done to all involved in another very successful Open Day. On the 25th Nov 2017, we had hundreds of transition and leaving cert pupils visit and get a flavour of the courses we offer. We look forward to seeing many of them in the future as our students.

Congratulations to Dylan Coyle, winner of our Open Day Design Passport competition. Dylan will be receiving a 7 inch Samsung Tablet.

GradShow 2017

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Our annual student Graduation Show ran from the 1st — 8th June. The show featured the final projects from students graduating in Visual Communications (Graphic Design), Digital Media Design, Animation and from post-graduate students in 3D Modelling and Animation.
There was also a selection of 2nd year work from the Fashion with Promotion Degree on display.

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The exhibition was officially opened by Aideen Doherty to a large, enthusiastic audience.

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DICE Conference 2017

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We are proud to be hosting our third 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.