This course offers a wide range of modules that cover all areas of 3D and spatial design. We also develop your drawing, graphic design and 3D visualisation skills enabling you to produce professional presentations of your design projects. Students are introduced to the world of design including commercial and domestic interior design, sustainable architectural design, product, lighting, set design, retail design and exhibition design.
We also focus on personal and professional development, in this area of the course we deliver briefs that give you an insight into the design industry and the challenges involved in design development, helping you communicate yourself and your design work to industry. Students will also get the opportunity to showcase their work at an end of year exhibition which is held at a high profile venue in Dublin.
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.
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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 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.
Interior design and architectural practices, display and merchandising, interior retail management, interior retail buying, product design, furniture design, retail and exhibition design, set design and design for leisure, health and education industries.