The first year theme is Fundamentals and this is shared in the core areas of Design Principles, Visual Research and Exploration, Professional Practice, and Visual Culture and Contextual Studies. The second year theme is developmental design, which is closely related to content and the interdependencies of form and content. The visual word module sees a design approach focused on typography and integration of typography and image. Visual culture and contextual studies reinforce this notion by examining the cultivation of ideas in art and design in the 20th century and its influence on contemporary graphic design.
The Corporate Identity Professional Practice further examines these formal relationships and structures in corporate visual communications through case studies and project work.
In the second semester you will carry out a stay of one day a week for a period of 10 weeks and a block of 3 weeks, starting in May. First-hand experience in the industry will give you valuable insight into the operation and requirements of the industry and inform your learning in the third year.
The third year theme is Live Approach whereby a contextual understanding of design is practiced as an outward focused activity. This is based on visual culture and contextual studies.
Graduates enjoy excellent job prospects in Ireland and abroad, and are employed in graphic design companies, advertising agencies, publishing houses, printing, arts, film and television industries and in teaching positions in second and third year courses. and third level.
In the second semester you will carry out a stay of one day a week for a period of ten weeks and a block of three weeks, starting in May. First-hand experience in the industry will give you valuable insight into the operation and requirements of the industry and inform your learning in the third year.
As a graduate of this ordinary degree, you are eligible to apply to join the additional Bachelor of Arts (Hons) program in Graphic and Digital Design, subject to year-end results in AIT or related NFQ Level 8 programs at AIT or other third level institutions.
Students applying to enter undergraduate or graduate programs must provide the following information directly to the International Office, Athlone Institute of Technology on or before May 1 for programs beginning in September:
- Complete AIT application form;
- Detailed CV;
- Certified transcripts of test results and English translations of grades not issued in English
- Evidence of ability to follow classes in the English language (which must satisfy the entrance requirements to the Institute for the following programs)
- Basic level program: Certificate in English for studies
- : Minimum IELTS 4.5 or equivalent.
- Pre-session summer program in English from June to August: minimum IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.
- Undergraduate programs: Minimum IELTS 5.5 without Band less than 5.0.
- Postgraduate programs: Minimum IELTS 6.0 without Band less than 5.5 *
* Please note that some graduate programs require a minimum of IELTS 6.5.
- Letter of recommendation from the corresponding department head of the institution itself
- Any other relevant information about qualifications or previous work experience.
For this program:
- Grade H5 in two subjects, plus Grade O6 in four other subjects. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and one language (English or Irish). Note: An F2 in Basic Mathematics will be accepted as fulfillment of the minimum Mathematics requirement. * For all applicants, portfolio submission is required.
- QQI: QQI applicants for this program must have one of the following awards: Art, Craft and Design (5M1984), Art (5M1985), Graphic Design (5M1995), Multimedia Production (5M2146) or Creative Media (5M5048 ). Distinctions are required in 3 modules. * For all applicants, portfolio submission is required.