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LY457
Graphic and Digital 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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3 Years
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Graphic & Digital Design is one of the most rapidly changing design disciplines, demanding that the graphic designer continuously responds with creativity and ingenuity to the demands of a visually literate public whose expectations of what is possible continue to rise higher and higher. It is a continuous challenge to the designer to create inventive visual imagery.

At Lyit, emphasis is placed at every stage on design-led thinking, generating design concepts and creative solutions. The importance of traditional skills and process is central to the course and while Graphic design and digital skills are integral to one another, there is a clear distinction between strong design thinking and digital skills.

This programme aims to immerse the student in a wide range of design disciplines, from photography and image making to motion graphics and interactive design, allowing the graduate to creatively apply and continuously develop their knowledge in the professional world.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
EMMWD Multimedia and Web Development
ACXXX 5M1981 Creative Craft
5M5048 Creative Media
ETFPX 5M5158 Film and Television Production
EMMPX 5M2146 Multimedia Production
AIDXX 5M5054 Interior Design
EPXXX 5M2094 Photography
AGDXX 5M1995 Graphic Design
ADESX 5M2208 Design
ACADX 5M1940 Computer Aided Design
AAXXX 5M1985 Art
AACDX 5M1984 Art, Craft and Design


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Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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Graduates may find employment in the visual communication, graphic and digital design industries both in Ireland and abroad. The skills aquired are highly transferable so graduate careers typically include:

Graphic Design; Advertising and Art Direction; Web Design; Interactive Media; Motion Graphics; Print and Publishing; Freelance design and illustration.

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 also set up their own business.



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