BA (Hons) in Graphic Design Communication
Course Code: A8118
3 Years (After 1 year in common entry course)
Undergrad Add Ons
This award winning course focuses on the study of graphic design and all its related disciplines. The course offers a high level of experiential learning through studio projects, talks, workshops and online activities. Students get the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to work creatively in the field of graphic design; through application of original thought to a given problem; to be open to new ideas; to be able demonstrate a range of skills; to be willing to involve themselves in the many and varied practices within graphic design communication.
What are the entry requirements?
Entry into Graphic Design Communication is by competition and selection during LC110 First Year Art & Design (Common Entry).
Applications will also be considered for Advanced Entry from those with a FETAC Level 6 qualification (or equivalent) and/or relevant prior learning.
What modules will I study?
This year is a broad expansion of the basic principles learned in the latter part of Year One and is an opportunity to gain new knowledge and skills along with greater awareness of the design process through projects for visual identity, editorial, advertising and UX/UI design. Subjects in this year are: Design Communications, Typography, Graphic Design Production, Lens Based Media, Professional Practice and Critical & Contextual Studies.
This year is essentially commercially biased; where the student gains direct hands-on experience through related project work in areas such as packaging, motion design, packaging and advertising strategies. The work placement initiative is an opportunity to experience a real working situation in the context of graphic design. Subjects in this year are: Design Communications, Typography, Graphic Design Production, Lens Based Media, Professional Practice and Critical & Contextual Studies.
The final year establishes a professional approach to studio work in preparation for industry. While there are set projects throughout, this year is largely self-initiated and culminates with a major exhibition. Subjects in this year are: Design Communications, Typography, Graphic Design Production, Lens Based Media, Professional Practice and Critical & Contextual Studies.
Are there opportunities for further study?
Successful graduates of this programme are eligible for Level 9 and 10 postgraduate programmes within the institute or elsewhere.
What are the career prospects?
Graduates of this course have worked in the following areas:
- Graphic Design
- Packaging Design
- Typographic Design
- Design for Screen
- UX/UI and Web Design