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Degree - Honours Bachelor

Visual Communications and Design (Wexford)

Institute of Technology Carlow
Institute of Technology Carlow
Course Code
CW088
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
4 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
309
Points Change

Course Summary

Students are taught a variety of skills to achieve this including: creative problem solving; design principles and practices; project management; communication and collaboration; technical design skills, marketing and entrepreneurship. This highly practical programme features structured studio practice where students complete projects in design (graphics, illustration, branding, advertising, editorials/magazines and signage; media (websites, mobile devices and games) and the moving image (video and animation).

Course Details

College Link > CW088 - Visual Communications and Design (Wexford)

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Creative

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

Linguistic

The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

Career Progression

The student will develop a portfolio of works to include designs in graphic design, digital media and video. Career opportunities include graphic design, web design, motion design, game design, interactive and multimedia design, communications, exhibition design, advertising, marketing, e-business and education.

Further Research

Qualifax
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