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Graphic Design - HND

Course Code(s):  DA DB
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code DA DB
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Learners undertake a two year Higher National Diploma course which qualifies them to work in this industry. This course will enable learners to explore modern graphic design procedures and develop problem-solving skills. All learners have access to the most up to date computer design facilities including internet access, a modern design studio and a well-stocked library of art and design texts. Final year learners will exhibit their work at our end-of-year exhibition in the Institute.

What will you Study?

HNC - Year 1:
Visual Communications in Art and Design
Ideas Generation and Development
Contextual and Cultural Referencing
Professional Practice in Art and Design
Corporate Identity in Graphic Design
Interactive Media Web Authoring
3D Computer Modelling and Animation
Digital Image Creation and Development

HND - Year 2 :
Project Design. Implementation and Evaluation
Typographic Skills
Editorial Design
Packaging in Graphic Design
Ideas in Context
Visual Language in Photography
Business Practice in Art and Design
Critical Study in Art and Design
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