Bachelor of Arts Visual Communications and Design CW047

  • NFQ Level 7
  • CW047
  • 20
  • 205
  • 3 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
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What is the Course about?

The three-year course is designed to facilitate a transition from novice student to creative practitioner. Students are taught a variety of design and pratical skills to achieve this. This highly practical course features a studio environment where students complete projects in a variety of 2D design disciplines, such as: branding, illustration, packaging, typography, advertising, layout, signage, websites, mobile devices, games, moving image video and animation.

Visual communication and design is a problem-solving practice that uses image, text, print and screen to communicate messages. This discipline originates from graphic design and now incorporates the traditional skills of drawing, printing, photography, typography and other graphic processes with the new digital realms of video, sound and animation.

Special Features:

  • Studio-based programme with skills training across all media.  
  • Students will be equipped with an industry level portfolio, covering a range of visual design avenues, opening a wide range of job opportunities. 
  • Annual industry showcase event for final year students to exhibit work to potential employers.
  • Exit awards: Higher Certificate in Visual Communications and Design (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates may apply for entry to Year 4 of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Visual Communications and Design.
  

What exemptions will I receive?

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What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Career opportunities for graduates of Visual Communications and Design are varied and they are in constant demand both in Ireland and internationally. Design careers exist across a wide range of industries including: graphic; web; motion pictures; computer games; interactive and multimedia industries and many more. Graduates also find careers in the broader marketing arena such as advertising, e-business and marketing. 

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7

Subjects

For Further Information Contact

Joint Programme Directors

Patrick Morgan, MA, BDes (Hons)
E: patrick.morgan@itcarlow.ie

David O’Callaghan, MA, BDes (Hons)
E: david.ocallaghan@itcarlow.ie