The BA (Hons) in Design (Common Entry) is the first year of a four-year course. During year 1 you will choose your specialist area. You will then transfer in year 2 on to one of the degree programmes listed below:
- BA in Product Design
- BA in Interior Design
- BA in Graphic Design and Illustration
- BA in Textile and Fashion Design
Other topics on the BA in Design (Hons) from the Atlantic Technological University include Photography, Digital Media, Design History & Theory, Creative Problem Solving, Business & Entrepreneurial Skills and an Ethical and Sustainable Design ethos.
Our course also features a full year of professional practice (with some online tuition) that can be experienced as a year-long industry placement, or a combination of placement and international exchange, or on-campus industry projects that link with industry partners nationally and internationally.
Employers value our design graduates for their creative problem solving, good communication skills, IT literacy, flexibility, teamwork skills and visual presentation skills.
Following completion of one of the specialist degrees, graduates are on pathways to become:
- Product Designer
- Interior Designer
- Graphic & Illustration Designer
- Fashion & Textile Designer
Product 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
Interior Designers may also specialise further as;
- Retail Store Designer
- Office Designer
- Home Interior Designer
- Film and Set Designer
- Hotel and Restaurant Designer
- Exhibition and Display Designer
- Interior Stylist
- CAD Technician
- Digital Media For Design
- Photography for Design
- Graphic Design & Illustration
- 3D Modelling for Animation
- Game Design
- Animation Studies
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesDesign Visual Arts Film, Photography & Media View 61 other Bachelors in Visual Arts in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
International2487 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9950 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.
EU/EEA954 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3819 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.
Student Contribution: €3,000/year
Living costs for Galway
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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