Design (Visual Communication) BA

Design (Visual Communication) BA

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: February
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: €45
Intakes: September, January
International tuition: €11,500
Domestic tuition: €3,819

Program overview

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.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
Minimum Number of Subjects Honours 6 2H5's Other Requirements Applicants must submit a portfolio on Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday March 2020 The portfolio is used to review the applicant’s potential to benefit from and contribute to the programme(s) chosen with regard to the following evaluation criteria: 1. Evidence of Drawing ability should be demonstrated through: Examples of freehand, observation and/or technical drawing Use of colour and texture Variety of subject and media 2. Evidence of Practical ability should be demonstrated through: Skills in visualisation (3D and 2D) Quality of presentation Control over media 3. Evidence of Conceptual ability should be demonstrated through: Investigation Idea generation Imagination and creativity The maximum portfolio score is 600 points. Applicants must obtain a minimum score of 200 points to be considered for DT544 (Interior Design), DT545 (Design – Visual Communication) and DT546 (Fine Art). The portfolio should contain no more than 20 pieces of work made by the applicant in a range of media. This might include paintings, drawings, sketches, note books, sketch books, collages, photographs and computer outputs (do not submit CDs, or zips). Submit only photographs of 3-dimensional or delicate work. Do not submit work that has been framed or mounted behind glass. Please arrange the contents in an orderly and accessible manner in a secure folder. While all care will be taken, the school cannot be held responsible for damage or loss of work during the review process or for portfolios not collected by the due date. Failure to submit a portfolio will render an applicant ineligible for any of the above programmes. Portfolios received after the above submission dates will not be reviewed. Portfolios should be securely bound and clearly identified with name, address and CAO number. The decision of the review panels will be final.

Career opportunities

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

Campus location

Dublin , Ireland

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