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DL 826 - BA (Honours) in Visual Communication Design

Course Type: CAO and Third Level
Institute Name: Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design + Technology
Fee: -
Duration: 4 Years
Course Locations: County Dublin

Course Details

Listed as one of the top 25 Graphic Design courses in Europe by Domus (Italy/New York) in 2013, this course consistently produces highly-skilled, creative, conceptual and strategic thinkers. In this programme you will discover how visual communication design informs and assists us in almost everything we do. From screen to print, to environmental design and design writing, our course graduates are highly sought after both nationally and internationally.


What will I do?

–– Key activities include visual exploration, design experimentation, critical enquiry, collaboration and innovation.

–– You will receive a high quality, relevant and skill based educational experience, learning to become a holistic designer, successfully negotiating any media to find solutions to diverse and complex problems.


What modules will I study?

Year 1

Design Practices: Fundamental Principles | Design Practices: Spatial Form + Communication | Design Practices: Type, Image + Motion | Visual Thinking: Ideas + Play | Inter-disciplinary Design: Gameplay | Introduction to Design + Visual Culture | Common Faculty Module.

Year 2

Visual Thinking: Message + Audience | Design Practices: Print + Screen | Design Practices: Motion | Design Practices: Wayfinding + Environment | Inter-disciplinary Design: Viewpoint | Design Culture | Visual and Popular Cultures | Faculty Elective.

Year 3

Design in Context: Print + Environment | Design in Context: Screen | Professional Studio | Interdisciplinary Design: Narrative | Contemporary Practices + Critical Debates | Advanced Research Methods + Thesis Preparation.

Year 4

Inter-disciplinary Design: Professionalism + Promotion | Major Project + Exhibition | Thesis.


A portfolio submission is required for this course.

CAO application deadline: 1st February annually.

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