B.A. On Campus

Design (Hons)

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

48 months
6950 EUR/year
819 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology's four-year (Level 8) Design (Hons) degree course is for those interested in developing a career in design. Includes specialist pathways in graphic design & illustration, animation & game design, industrial design and fashion & textile design.


The BA in Design (Hons) from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology is an exciting new course emphasising both traditional and modern-day skills. You will learn the methods and techniques to research, develop and realise your individual creative vision as a designer, problem-solver and entrepreneur. It also features a five-month industry placement.

Teaching will take place in studio workshops, demonstrations, lectures, seminars, field trips and one-to-one tutorials preparing you for professional life in a design studio, working individually or as part of a team. The course begins with a foundation year, followed a choice of creative pathways which may include, Graphic Design & Illustration; Animation & Game Design; Industrial Design; Textiles & Fashion.

Job Opportunities

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

  • Illustrators

  • Game artists

  • Multimedia artists

  • Character animators

Graduates may get employment in a variety of specialist positions such as:

  • Concept artists

  • Animators

  • Storyboard artists

  • Directors

  • VFX artists

  • Modellers

  • Riggers

  • 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

  • Stylist

  • Costume Designer

  • Retail Merchandising

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Digital Media For Design
  • Photography for Design
  • Graphic Design & Illustration
  • 3D Modelling for Animation
  • Game Design
  • Animation Studies

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

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6950 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    819 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 819 EUR per year during 48 months.

Student Contribution: €3,000/year

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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