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DT545
Design - Visual Communication

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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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4 Years
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Breathing life into images, text and concepts, turning them on their head and communicating them in a fresh way to a wide audience is the work of the BA Design - Visual Communication graduate.

This four year honours degree programme is aimed at people who wish to become graphic designers, illustrators, typographers, and digital media designers. Through examining how image and text work together, you will learn how to design and visually communicate through print and digital media. The programme is principally studio based where you will work on a wide variety of projects that explore typography, image-making (illustration and photography) and digital media. Supporting the practice based studio work; critical theory introduces students to design practice and key issues in the history and theory of design.

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This course will take place in Grangegorman Campus from 2014


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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
5 Distinctions and PORTFOLIO for minimum entry

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Graduates of the BA in Design – Visual Communication work in design consultancies, advertising agencies, publishing, media groups and in private practice.



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