Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in DesignSchool of Design and Creative Arts
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Design
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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Design
Career opportunities in Design are growing both nationally and internationally. The BA (Honours) in Design is an exciting course emphasising both traditional and modern-day skills.
The course begins with a foundation year, followed a choice of creative pathways which may include the following specific design areas:
- Animation & Game Design
- Industrial Design
- Graphic Design & Illustration
- Fashion & Textiles Design
The course places strong emphasis on Drawing and Visualisation, Design Thinking and Design Technology. Other topics include Photography, Digital Media, Design History & Theory, Creative Problem Solving, Business & Entrepreneurial skills and an Ethical and Sustainable Design ethos.
The course features a five-month industry placement that links with industry partners nationally and internationally.
Employers value design graduates for their creative problem solving, good communication skills, IT literacy, flexibility, teamwork skills and visual presentation skills.
The general minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement is a Grade O6/H7 or better in six Leaving Certificate subjects including English or Irish and Mathematics, two of which must be passed in higher level papers at Grade H5 or higher.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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Year 1 - Common Modules
- Introduction to Art History
- Learning & Innovation Skills
- Drawing, Colour and 2D Skills
- Digital Media & Photography
- Design History & Theory 1
- Studio Practice
- Design & 3D Skills
- Design Thinking& Principles 1
Year 2 - Common Modules
- Drawing Skills 2
- Digital Media for Design or Photography for Design
- Design Thinking & Principles 2
- Drawing & Visualisation 1
- Design History & Theory 2
- Computer Aided Design 1
Year 2 - Specialist Pathway Modules
- Graphic Design & Illustration 1&2
- 3D Modelling for Animation
- Animation Studies 1&2
- Game Design 1&2
- Materials & Processes 1&2
- Industrial Design 1&2
- Pattern Drafting & Construction 1&2
- Woven Textile Design & Practice
- Fabric Print Design & Practice
Year 3- Common Modules
- Drawing & Visualisation 2
- Sustainable Design
- Computer Aided Design 2
- Professional Practice & Projects (Placement)
Year 3-Specialist Pathway Modules
- Graphic Design & Illustration 3
- Digital Narrative
- Animation Studies 3
- Game Design 3
- Product Design Processes 1
- Industrial Design 3
- Pattern Drafting & Construction 3
- Accessory Design
- Textiles for Fashion
Year 4 - Common Modules
- Project Management & Costing
- Entrepreneurship & Professional Practice
- Dissertation (Year Long)
Year 4 - Specialist Pathway Modules
- Graphic Design & Illustration 4&5
- Animation Studies 4&5
- Game Design 4&5
- Product Design Processes 2
- Industrial Design 4&5
- Garment Construction
- Fashion TextileResearch & Development
- Textile Fabrication
- Fashion Directions
There are two main elements to Undergraduate Fees at GMIT:
- Student Contribution – all students are liable for the Student Contribution fee. The fee for the 2020/2021 Academic Year is €3,000.
- Tuition Fee – the government will pay the Tuition Fee for most first-time, full-time EU Undergraduates as part of the Free Fees Initiative. The tuition fee for Non-EU students is €6,950 per academic year.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Graduates are eligible to apply for the MA in Creative Practice in CCAM.
Graduates are also eligible to apply for Masters Degree Level 9 studies in any of the above or related design areas, nationally or internationally, in other institutions.
Graduates are on pathways to become:
- Animation & Game Designers
- Industrial Designers
- Graphic & Illustration Designers
- Fashion & Textile Designers
Animation & Game Designers may also specialise further as:
- Technical artists
- Game artists
- Multimedia artists
- Character animators
Graduates may get employment in a variety of specialist positions such as:
- Concept artists
- Storyboard artists
- VFX artists
- Lighting artists in the animation, games and VFX sectors
Industrial Designers may also specialise further as:
- Product Designers,
- CAD specialists within design practices,
- Three-dimensional designers.
Many industrial designers collaborate in design teams with other designers to develop products and cross over into diverse areas such as:
- Theatre film and TV design
- 3D computer design
- Graphic design
- Interior design
Graphic Designers & Illustrators may also specialise further as:
- Stationary designer
- Art director
- User Experience design
- Design for static/motion/product graphics
- Design for TV & film.
Fashion & Textile Designers may also specialise further as:
- Surface Designer
- Accessory Designer
- Pattern cutter
- Costume Designer
- Retail Merchandising
About this institute
School of Design and Creative Arts
GMIT School of Design and Creative Arts comprises of the following two departments: Centre for Creative Arts & Media National Centre for Excellence in Furniture Design and Technology...
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