Welcome to Pen & Pixel 2016

Pen and Pixel is an annual creative multimedia exhibition held by the students of Limerick Institute of Technology in Clonmel. The annual event has slowly transformed into a spectacular end of year exhibition. As part of the exhibition, we are showcasing the work of students from the past year. This exhibition will feature both digital and analogue pieces from the students of LSAD Clonmel.

The exhibition allows students to showcase their creative talents to the public. In the past, the event has been known as Digital Expressions and since 2011 the name has been changed to Pen & Pixel. It was felt that this new name better reflected the creative process of designing and then creating a piece of work. This year there has been a particular emphasis placed on showcasing both digital and analogue work, spanning the entire range of the multimedia sector. The exhibition will showcase students work under the following categories:

  • Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
Digitally Displayed(Interactive Work):
  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Applications
  • Game Design
  • Projections
  • Websites
Digitally Displayed(Non Interactive Work):
  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Audio
  • Video

Pen & Pixel can also be found and followed on Twitter by using @pen_and_pixel. Pen & Pixel also has its own website which promotes the exhibition. The website can be found either by searching for Pen & Pixel on google or using the following link http://penandpixel.ie. Having a large online presence allows not only faculties and students but also gives the public access to the latest news and updates about the exhibition. This also may attract potential students.

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About LSAD Clonmel

What is the programme about?

The programme is designed to provide you with advanced knowledge and skills in digital media, design and technology. This includes the design and development of interactive systems, the production of high quality digital media content and the application of digital media in the promotion of products and services. You will be introduced to a range of areas that reflect established and emerging industry best practice including graphic design, digital audio and video production, motion graphics, 2D and 3D digital animation, digital media technology, web and mobile application development, casual game development, social media, marketing, web advertising, web analytics and communications. An integral part of the programme is the industrial placement module in year 3 where learners are provided with the opportunity to work with an external organisation for three months. Learners can also choose to complete specialist streams in year 4 of the programme in areas such as Web Applications, Motion Design and Web Analytics & Advertising.

Who is the programme suited to?

This programme is suited to individuals that have an interest in design and creative technologies and the potential that digital media offers individuals, organisations and wider society.

Top 3 Reasons

1. Learn from industry practitioners - Lecturers on the Creative Multimedia suite of programmes at LIT LSAD Clonmel have worked across industry as web developers, software developers, video editors, special-effects artists, lead animators, visual-effects leads and animation directors. This includes working on animation and film titles such as I'm a Creepy Crawly, Granny O'Grimm, The Octonauts, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Paul (2011) & John Carter (2012).

2. Learn in a modern environment with state of the art equipment, software and online learning materials - Creative Multimedia students have access to over 100 PC & iMac workstations, a 2000 sq ft creative media studio, DSLR cameras, HD Video Cameras, drawing tables, Apple and Android tablet devices, an on-site audio recording studio, MIDI equipment and a video green screen. Students are also provided with access to leading creative media and animation software including the full Adobe CS Suite (Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Audition, Premier Pro, etc), Zbrush, Final Cut Pro X, Unity Pro, Toon Boom Harmony, Maya, 3D Studio Max, Reaper, etc. In addition, all students are provided with Lynda.com accounts which allows always-on access to self-directed learning materials.

3. Recognition of your degree - LIT Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) traces it roots back to 1852 and has a world renowned reputation in Art and Design.

Class Contact Hours

Year 1: 24 hours per week Year 2: 24 hours per week Year 3: 18 hours per week Year 4: 18 hours per week


Year 1

Multimedia Technology , Web Development I , Visual Communications I, Audio I, Marketing Principles, Interpersonal Development, Digital Media Management, Web Development II, Visual Communications II, Animation I, Social Media and Marketing, Interactive Programming I.

Year 2

Web Development III, Visual Communications III, Video I, Media Writing, Interactive Programming II, Interaction Design I, Web Development IV, Photography, Animation II, Critical and Contextual Studies, Effective Teamwork, Computer Generated Imagery.

Year 3

Database Technology, Rich Media Programming I, Preparation for Professional Practice, Audio II, Management of Digital Media Projects, Professional Development, Team Project, Video II, Public Relations, Employment Placement, Server Side Programming I (Web Applications Stream Gateway Elective), Compositing and Pre Visualization (Motion Design Stream Gateway Elective), Market Research (Web Analytics and Promotion Stream Gateway Elective).

Learners choose one of the three gateway electives in year 3 which allows them to specialise in either Web Applications, Web Analytics and Promotion or Motion Design in year 4. *, **

* Streams and Elective are offered subject to demand.

**Electives on the Motion Design stream in year 3 & 4 are offered on a competitive basis.

Year 4

Law, Copyright and Ethics in the Digital Media Industry (All), Server Side Programming II (WA), Motion Production I (MD) , Production Processes (MD), Integrated Marketing Communications (WAP), Multimedia Project (All), Rich Media Programming II (WA), Interaction Design II (All), Web Analytics and Advertising (WA & WAP), Emerging Technologies and Trends in the Digital Media Industry (All) , Web Development Frameworks (WA), Motion Production II (MD) , Web Intelligence (WAP) , Venture Management (All), Media Psychology (MD & WAP).

All = Module is offered on all Streams, WA = Web Applications Elective, WAP = Web Analytics and Promotion Elective, MD = Motion Design Elective

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