Digital Media Centre
The Dublin Institute of Technology's Digital Media Centre provides a multi-disciplinary environment for research, education and commercial development focused on the application of interactive digital media. In association with the Faculty of Applied Arts, the Digital Media Centre is a dynamic structure for the development of new media, creating links between academia, industry and the public sector: cross-fertilising education and industry; supporting industry with academic skills and knowledge; supporting education with industry market intelligence and resources; and influencing public policy.
The Digital Media Centre is at the forefront of developments in interactive media, virtual reality, e-learning and 3D imaging and is recognised by Cisco, the world-wide leading company in networking for the Internet, as a Centre of Excellence. The DMC is a recognised leader in Ireland and is rapidly developing an extensive research portfolio, including research in current and future high-speed data communications technologies and virtual reality art laboratories and information systems. The Interactive Multimedia Association of Ireland is based in the Digital Media Centre.
The centre currently has a staff of 20 researchers and has built two successful research teams focused on intelligent heritage and technology enhanced learning. From these research teams there are 8 MPhil and 6 PhD students and 2 patents have been filed from research projects managed by the centre. Over the past 6 years the centre has attracted funding of approximately €4 million from open competition at both national and EU level and also from direct support from industry partners. Over the years the centre has been active in establishing taught postgraduate courses with a focus on Digital Media and students from the course have won many awards at national level and two students have won Europrix Awards.