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 Post Graduate 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.

Design Showcase 2022

design showcase invite 2022

The staff and final year students of the Department of Design & Creative Media are delighted to invite you "back to campus" to celebrate the opening of our end of year Graduate Show on Thursday June 9 at 6pm

This year's show promises to excite the senses! It includes the work of students from Fashion, Animation, Film, Graphics and UX Design. Having had two long years in the absence of a "live" Show - we can assure you, this will not disappoint.

The Show will open with a Fashion catwalk - focusing on sustainable fashion and circular design. Form here you are invited to our "Pop-Up" cinema, where the final work of Animation and Film students will be screened. Graphic and UX Design will be displayed on the second-floor landing and all students work may be viewed in detail in their studios.

We are so excited to be back on campus with our students and friends from the northwest!
We look forward to seeing you then!

LYIT is now ATU!

On April 1st 2022, Letterkenny Institute of Technology merged with Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and Sligo Institute of Technology to become the Atlantic Technological University.

With eight campuses from Galway to Donegal, ATU is one of the largest University campuses in Ireland. We are now known as ATU Donegal and we offer the same quality courses as before, with new courses in development.

In time, we will move this site to a new domain to reflect our new status, but for now, you can find out more at and at We will add updates here as and when the new site goes live.

DICE 2021

Now in its seventh year, the DICE (Design, Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise) Conference, brought to you by the Department of Design and Creative Media and DICE Labs at Letterkenny Institute of Technology, continues to celebrate and showcase the very best of Irish and international practitioners in design, fashion, film, animation, and entrepreneurship, alongside alumni and students of LYIT.

This year there are three strands to the conference, a webinar specifically for Irish and international design educators; an industry event reflecting the prominent role of social media and influencers in marketing your business, and finally the jewel of our conference each year — our main event, showcasing past and present students and industry specialists, reflecting the diversity of disciplines offered by the department.

Click here to visit the Dice website and book your place!

DICE conference 2021

New Courses

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.

NEW Post Graduate Diploma in UX Design and Applied Innovation.

Photography night classes - places available

photography night classes 12-week Level 6 Photography course on campus at LYIT starting next week (week beginning Monday 28th September 2020). This photography programme has been popular for many years and has attracted individuals of all ages and levels of interest.

Click here for details.

LYIT UX course shortlisted for GradIreland Award

Grad Ireland best new post graduate course award

Congratulations to the UX team form the Design Department whose course has been shortlisted for the GradIreland Best New Post-Graduate Course.

Gradshow 2019

Our annual Graduation Show opened to the public at 6pm on Friday 7th June at the Regional Cultural Centre (RCC) Letterkenny.
The show is open to the public and will run until Friday 14thJune.
Click here or on the image below for more.

Brainstorm at the RCC, Letterkenny