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D-712
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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This programme has been developed to provide students with a range of skills and qualities required by graphic designers within the industry.


The programme introduces students to design thinking and idea generation. Through practical studio based projects an understanding of the design process is cemented. 

This is not a CAO entry course - course fees required - apply directly to the college.

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Standard applicants (School leavers under 23yrs old) require 2 honours subjects and 4 pass subjects in the Leaving Certificate, or equivalent school leaver exam. Standard applicants are also required to submit a portfolio of work for assessment as part of the application process.


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On successful completion of the BA Graphic Design students have a strong portfolio of creative, original design work, which shows their varied skill set and demonstrates ability to communicate visually.



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