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Visual Communications (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Cork, Ireland
Visual Communications (Honours) at Cork Institute of Technology is the art of problem-solving and communication through the use of type, space, and image. It presents the idea that a graphic message has the power to inform, educate, or persuade a person or audience. It can be presented as a still image, or motion graphics, including sound and in some cases interactive activity.
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Overview

The Visual Communications (Honours) course at Cork Institute of Technology aims to produce graduates who will be knowledgeable, capable and highly motivated in the practice and theory of Visual Communications. It aims to equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies required to effectively function as a designer at an independent and professional level. 

Learning outcomes

The course pays particular attention to the development of each student's ability to respond to visual design problems in an individual, inventive and creative manner. By developing student’s research, design planning and production skills the course aims to produce graduates who can display the capacity for innovation in the area of Visual Communications.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Typography Introduction
  • Introduction to Image making
  • Design Principles - Basics
  • Culture & Organisation Theory
  • Visual Culture:an Introduction
  • Creativity Innovation & Teamwork
  • Creative Image Making
  • Principles - Form & Function
  • Creative Technology
  • Photography & Image Capture
  • Print Making

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Irish Leaving Certifcate equivalent. 
  • Maths is a requirement for many courses. Foundation year (if applicable). 
  • English Language equivalent (if applicable).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Many EU/EEA undergraduate students attending publicly funded third-level courses do not have to pay tuition fees. 

Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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