Roisin O’Connell, MSc Interactive Media

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Roisin O’Connell, MSc Interactive Media 2015

I have just completed an MSc in Interactive Media in UCC.  My undergraduate degree was in education so this was a step into unknown territory.  No doubt it was daunting at first, but this is a conversion course and everyone was coming from diverse backgrounds, so we were all in the same position. During the course I had access to state-of-the-art facilities in the newly built Western Gateway Building which is located just off the main campus.  The course is well designed, varied and interesting, providing an introduction into various technologies such as 3D Modelling, programming and web-design.  The teaching staff were second to none and provided top class teaching, along with constant advice and guidance in a professional, yet friendly manner.  The course has opened new doors for me and has provided me with the ideal platform upon which to enter the exciting world of computers and interactive media.

Róisín O’ Connell, MSc Interactive Media 2015;

St Mary’s of the Isle Primary School, Cork, 2016

Aoife Lynch, MSc Interactive Media

Aoife Lynch, MSc Interactive Media 2015

Aoife Lynch, MSc Interactive Media 2015

After deciding to update my skills I choose UCC because of its reputation as a top university and I choose the MSc in interactive media to enhance my existing knowledge and learn more about different aspects and potential of digital media. So this conversion course suited my needs.

Facilities are top notch and lecturers are friendly and very approachable. Each module gives an introduction to a different area, teaching the practical and technical aspects within each medium. The aim of each module is to have you produce a piece of work at the end that may be required of you in the industry. It is fast-paced but there are demonstrators in class to help along the way. Looking back I can’t believe how much the course covered.

For my end of year project I developed an app for Cork University Maternity Hospital, something I did not think I was capable of before this course.

I would recommend this course for people of all ages who want to learn more about interactive media and take a new or different direction with their career.

Aoife Lynch, MSc Interactive Media 2015