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LY408
Visual Communication and Graphic Design

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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The importance of traditional skills and process is central to the course and while visual communication and digital skills are integral to one another, there is a clear distinction between strong design thinking and digital skills. The Design - Visual Communication course at Lyit aims to immerse the student in a wide range of design disciplines, from photography and image making to motion graphics and interactive design, allowing the graduate to creatively apply and continuously develop their knowledge in the professional world.


 
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Arts, Communications Graphics or Portfolio will be acceoted for entry. 

Portfolios will be assessed annually in May for entry in September.


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LY408 - Visual Communication and Graphic Design
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LY408 - Visual Communication and Graphic Design
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
EMMWD    Multimedia and Web Development
AIDXX  5M5054  Interior Design
ETFPX  5M5158  Film and Television Production
  5M5048  Creative Media
AACDX  5M1984  Art, Craft and Design
AAXXX  5M1985  Art
ACADX  5M1940  Computer Aided Design
ADESX  5M2208  Design
AGDXX  5M1995  Graphic Design
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
ACXXX  5M1981  Creative Craft
EPXXX  5M2094  Photography

Essential Module Requirements:
Three Distinctions

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Graduates find employment in the visual commu¬nication industry both in Ireland and abroad. The skills learnt are highly transferable so graduate careers typically include

Graphic Design
Advertising and Art Direction
Web Design
Interactive Media
Motion Graphics
Print and Publishing
Freelance design and illustration.



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