Digital Skills Academy Launches Ireland’s First Online Degree in Integrated Digital Technology, Business & Design

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The Digital Skills Academy have launched their International BSc Honours Degree in Digital Design, Technology and Innovation. The programme is now open to participants around the world and is designed to give them a diverse and integrated digital skill set.

The programme is part-time, online and begins on October 15th 2015. It is the first of its kind, offering participants the chance to work in international teams on real world projects through virtual platforms. With a strong emphasis on multidisciplinary teaching, participants acquire a comprehensive understanding of modern digital business and in-demand digital skills.

Accredited by the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), a leader in technological higher education, the programme enables participants to take on roles in web, mobile-game development, digital product management, digital marketing or even as digital entrepreneurs from the moment they graduate.

A core focus of the Digital Skills Academy is in bridging the digital skills around the world. Businesses need graduates that can adapt to the ever changing digital market place and the International Degree in Digital Design, Technology and Innovation gives participants that adaptability.

The Digital Skills Academy works with a number of partners from industry leading businesses around the globe to give students unmatched real world experience. These projects also create opportunities for businesses to work with innovative approaches and identify potential talent.

We are really excited to open up this educational approach to an international cohort of students. One of the core strengths of this program is the diversity of the student teams in terms of their professional backgrounds, technical expertise and now their international perspective. Paul Dunne, CEO of Digital Skills Academy.

The Digital Skills Academy expects the first year’s participants to come from the course’s lead cities, Guadalajara in Mexico, Mexico City, Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa as well as Dublin and towns across Ireland.

Participants enrolling early can avail of programme fee bonuses. There are also fee reductions on a limited number of places for participants living in or near the programme’s lead cities. These include Dublin, Edinburgh, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Cape Town, Johannesburg, New York and San Francisco.

About the Digital Skills Academy

The Digital Skills Academy is a privately held, higher education and technology company based in the Digital Hub in Dublin. It offers one of the world’s first international undergraduate online BSc degree programmes in integrated digital technology, digital business and digital design.

The Academy takes an industry focused approach to education where participants work on digital projects with industry and business partners to demonstrate their capabilities.

The Academy is based in Dublin’s Digital Hub which is a leading centre for technological innovation and pioneering thought in the digital industry. The Hub enables Start-ups, Entrepreneurs and Digital Veterans to share their experiences and expertise to the benefit of the entire tech economy.

About the Dublin Institute of Technology

DIT is Ireland’s oldest Institute of Technology with a long, proud tradition of combining the academic excellence of a traditional university with career-focused learning. As a member of the European University Association DIT is part of a network of 850 educational organisations across 47 countries.

The Institute seeks to nurture innovation and creativity across disciplines and provide education for people from diverse backgrounds. Alumni of the Institute form a broad network of influential innovators in a range of disciplines both in Ireland and across the world.


Frank Bolger

Saor Ollscoil na hEireann (Free University of Ireland)
University College Cork, Adult Continuing Education (ACE)