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Visual Communications and Design (Honours)

48 months
10250 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Visual Communications and Design (Honours) course at Institute of Technology Carlow is designed to facilitate a transition from novice student to creative practitioner. Students are taught a variety of skills to achieve this. 


This highly practical course features a studio environment where students complete projects in a variety of 2D design disciplines, such as: branding; illustration; packaging; typography; advertising; layout; signage; websites; games; moving image, video and animation.

Is this course for you?

If you are interested in what images, typefaces, packaging sell products; in what interface makes tasks more efficient; in what visual problem solving can achieve, then Visual Communications and Design (Honours) from Institute of Technology Carlow could be the course for you. 

Special Features:

  • Studio-based course with skills training across all media. Students of the course will graduate with a portfolio of work in graphic design, digital media and video.
  • Annual industry showcase event for final year students to exhibit work to potential employers.
  • Students are encouraged to compete in a variety of national student competitions and have performed well in recent years. Students of this course have won first place at the Samsung Digital Media Awards and and have been shortlisted for the Institute of Designer in Ireland (IDI) Graduate Awards.
  • Students have the opportunity to take international field trips in Years 1 and 2.
  • Exit awards: Higher Certificate in Visual Communications and Design (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2 and Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications and Design (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3.

Programme Structure


  • User Interface and Experience Design
  • Marketing Management
  • Web Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Marketing
  • Web Design Methods
  • Media and Communications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Leaving Certificate: 2H5 and 4O6/H7
  • English or Irish O6/H7

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10250 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU students - Contribution Charge - 3000 EUR

Living costs for Carlow

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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