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Visual Communications Graphic Design - HND

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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code AGH
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design at Ballyfermot College of Further Education is an intense, rigorous and professional programme, which aims to mould learners into confident and skilled graphic design practitioners. This Higher National Diploma has been running with great success for nearly thirteen years and has developed an outstanding reputation for both the quality of the programme and its graduates. The course has been designed to give learners a unique and professional portfolio of work, coupled with the technical and creative skills to go straight into industry or apply for advanced entry to either 2nd or 3rd year of an honours degree programme in Ireland or the United Kingdom.

What will you Study?

The Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design at Ballyfermot College of Further Education is an intense, rigorous and professional programme, which aims to mould learners into confident and skilled graphic design practitioners. 
The course has been designed to give learners a unique and professional portfolio of work, coupled with the technical and creative skills to go straight into industry or apply for advanced entry to either 2nd or 3rd year of an honours degree programme in Ireland or the United Kingdom. 
Vector Applications in Graphic Design
Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design
Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design
Typographic Skills
Editorial Design
Personal Style in Graphic Design
Digital Image Manipulation Applications
Photographic Techniques
Corporate Identity in Graphic Design
Computer Applications in Graphic Design
Motion and Interactive Graphics
Advanced Typographic Design
Art Direction for Advertising
Techniques and Processes in Specialist Visual Communication
Packaging in Graphic Design
Critical Study in Art and Design
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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Advertising Account Manager   Picture Researcher  
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Artist   Photographer  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Costume Designer  
Sculptor   Potter / Ceramicist  
Textile Designer   Industrial Designer  
Illustrator   Packaging Designer  
Architect - Conservation   Craft Designer  
Ceramics Designer   Arts Administrator  
Digital Media Designer   Typographer  
Screen Printer   Taxidermist  
Film / Video Editor   Graphic Designer  
Fashion Designer   Interior Architect / Designer  
Dressmaker   Creative Director  
Make-Up Artist - TV/Film   Camera Operator  
CAD Technician   Architect  
Animator   Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery  
Musical Instrument Technician   French Polisher  
Glassmaker   Modelmaker  
Instrument Craftsperson   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Teacher - Art and Design    Web / Scrum Master  
Multimedia Designer   Multimedia Producer  
Multimedia Writer   Screenwriter  
Director - TV/Film   Fashion Stylist  
Broadcasting Researcher   Desktop Publisher  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Newspaper - Magazine Editor  
Broadcasting Production Assistant   Writer  
Journalist - Radio / Television   Literary agent  

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