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Creative and Cultural Industries / Tionscail Chruthaitheacha & Chultúrtha


What is... Creative & Cultural Industries?

Global changes have shifted the emphasis to knowledge economies based on design and innovation. Our programme, which focuses on Creative and Cultural Industries, is designed to produce graduates who can function as creative managers in the creative and cultural industry sector both nationally and internationally. 

By sharing classes with students from practice-oriented classes in art, design, music and media, learners on this programme will also, crucially, gain a practical sense of creative practitioners, and their values, motivations and culture. Graduates essentially will be able to look into, understand, and work between professionals involved in creative development and those responsible for commercialising the results.  

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Employment in creative management in arts and media, artists and repertory (A&R), advertising, publishing, design, agent work, criticism, media production, festival management etc. concert promoter, cinema manager. 

Further study in Law, Journalism, Creative Digital Media, Advertising, Art, Design, Arts Administration, Public Relations, Business and Marketing etc. 

An international dimension is promoted by the provision, throughout the three years of the programme, of courses in major world languages and related intercultural studies and communication.   

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standards may have access to a range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.   

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The programme is a three-year modularised programme. It is an interdisciplinary programme consisting of existing modules drawn from across the College of Arts and Tourism and from the School of Marketing within the College of Business. 

In Year 1, students will take a series of core modules and will be allowed to take one module from each of the following four areas: (i) Art and Design, (ii) Music and Drama, (iii) Media (iv) Languages. 

In Year 2, students will develop a more critical approach to the theory of cultural industries and continue to develop their skills in the practical area of managing a cultural enterprise. Students will also take modules from Art and Design, Music and Drama, Media and one module from either Languages or one of the above areas. 

In Year 3, the emphasis in the first semester will be on developing the students’ knowledge and skills in managing the complex relationship that all cultural enterprises have with the state, mass media, general public and funding agencies. Students will also take advanced modules offered by Art, Design, Media, Language and Music. In Semester 2 students will have a choice of completing a practical industry project through Real World Learning or writing a dissertation on a topic in the area of creative and cultural industries. 

Module Listing

Year One

Core Modules 

  • Cultural Debates & Everyday Life in Ireland 
  • Cultural Industries 
  • Management & Business Organisation
  • Core Legal Skills 
  • Ireland: Politics, Society & Economics 
  • Basic Accounting 

4 modules from the following list of areas:  Art & Design, Music & Drama, Media, Languages. 

Year Two

Core Modules 

  • Cultural Industries 
  • Marketing 
  • Employment Law 
  • Project Management 
  • Introduction to PR Skills 

4 modules from the following list of areas:  Art & Design, Music & Drama, Media, Languages.

Year Three

Core Modules 

  • Cultural Funding/Sponsorship 
  • Intellectual Property 
  • Media Law 
  • Human Resources Management 
  • Communications 
  • Media Policy 
  • Cultural Project and Real World Learning OR 
  • Thesis Preparation and Dissertation 

3 modules from the following list of areas: Design Now: 3D, Graphic Design Now, Fine Art: Post Modernism, Intro to Intercultural Studies, European Myth in Literature and Culture, Transnational Cinema, Entrepreneurship, Studies in World Music Culture.   

Is there an Advanced Entry Option?

Yes. An application to any year after Year 1 is called Advanced Entry.

  • All applications are made through CAO and not directly to us here in TU Dublin. Click here to apply.
  • Closing dates for application vary. Most programmes will be open until 30th June but many programmes accept late applications.
  • Contact the School directly using details below to ask if a late application will be considered.

Further Information

T: (01) 402 4141 (Kieran Corcoran)