CAO (Higher Education)

Degree - Honours Bachelor

Design Communications

Griffith College Dublin
Griffith College Dublin
Course Code
NFQ Type
3 Years
Full Time

Course Summary

This degree will teach you how to continuously respond with creativity, and create innovative visuals while developing a keen understanding of consumer culture and market trends.

You will receive a solid foundation in traditional design practices alongside modern concepts of graphic design. 

If you’re fascinated by words and pictures, bursting with ideas, and a natural problem solver then this course is for you. 

A portfolio is required for this programme. 

Course Details

College Link > GC462 - Design Communications

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Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.


Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

Career Progression

As a graduate of the BA (Hons) in Design Communication you will have the experience to work within a wide variety of areas. Our previous graduates are employed in many fields including: design agencies, graphic design, advertising, web design, game design, broadcasting, post-production for television and film, illustration, and promotion.

The visual experience, both online and offline, is becoming more important with a large variety of mediums and platforms to cater for; this has resulted in a greater demand for skilled designers and a broader range of careers available to graduates.

Further Research

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