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AL763
Graphic Design

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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The first year of this course focuses on the core areas of design principles, visual research and exploration, professional practice, and visual culture and contextual studies. The theme of year two is developmental design, which engages closely with content and the interdependencies of form and content. The visual word module sees a design focus centred on typography and the integration of typography and image. Professional practice in corporate identity further examines these formal relationships and structures in corporate visual communications through case studies and project work. Note: This is not a restricted entry course for CAO, but there is a portfolio requirement.

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You will study topics such as graphic form, typography, media drawing, drawing, printmaking, photography, and image manipulation software.


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AL763 - Graphic Design
Athlone IT - AIT

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Graduates find employment in the design industry both in Ireland and abroad. The skills learnt are highly transferable and employers range from brand, advertising and marketing agencies, to companies with in-house marketing teams, publishers, the media, graphic design consultancies and web design companies. Many designers work as freelancers or set up their own business.



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