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BA (Hons) in Design Communications


Next enrollment cycle

September 2024

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First Year Course Fee

USD 14,280

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  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 7% scholarship

Campus: Dublin Main Campus. 

Discover how to create visually striking imagery while gaining an understanding of marketing and photography.


 If you’re fascinated by words and pictures, bursting with ideas, and a natural problem solver then this course is for you. Please note: this course is currently undergoing programme review/revalidation.

  • Our BA (Hons) in Design Communications is a three-year level 8 degree course available on a full-time basis. This challenging degree will teach you how to continuously respond with creativity, and create innovative visuals while developing a keen understanding of consumer culture and market trends.​
  • Achieve an honours  degree in Design Communications in three years.
  • Receive a solid foundation in traditional design practices alongside modern concepts of graphic design and develop your skills and style across multiple media.
  • Learn to think creatively when faced with design challenges, adapt to industry changes, and recognise key trends and the integral role of target markets and consumer culture in their design.
  • The practical nature of the course encourages students to learn by doing while small class sizes ensure you can work closely with your tutors.
  • The calibre of work produced by the Design Faculty has been recognised numerous times through industry awards and exhibitions.
  • An annual Creative Week showcases the Design faculty graduates with those of Media, Journalism, Computing, Film and Photography.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

  • All applicants for this course must submit a general art and design portfolio.

CAO Applicants / Applicants under 23 years of age:

  • Applicants under 23 years old on the 1st January the year the course begins must submit a copy of their Leaving Cert results. Candidates will need to have obtained a minimum of two subjects at grade H5 and four subjects at grade O6/H7. These results must include a language (English or Irish) and either Maths or Art. 
  • Candidates with equivalent grades from FETAC colleges and those holding awards including BTEC qualifications will also be considered.

Applicants over 23 years:

  • Applicants who are 23 years of age on or before the 1st January the year the course begins are considered mature learners and will be asked to submit a copy of their ID (passport or driving license) only.

English Language:

  • Applicants from countries where English is not the first language will also be required to provide evidence of sufficient English language abilities.
  • In response to the worldwide closure of English Language Test Centres arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. This is a temporary measure for our intakes up to and including February 2022.

Core Modules:

  • Design Principles & Study Skills
  • Design Communication 1
  • Design For Print
  • Analytical Drawing
  • Computer Studies
  • Visual Culture & Theory 1
  • History of Art & Design
  • History of Illustration & Graphic
  • Design
  • Introduction To Typography
  • Web Design


  • Design Communication 2
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Visual Culture & Theory 2
  • History Of Art & Design 2
  • Visual Culture
  • Typography 2
  • Interaction Design
  • Visual Merchandising Brand & Marketing


  • Design Communication 3
  • Thesis
  • Advanced Web Design & E-Commerce
  • Marketing For Business

General Fee Information  

  • An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

Study Mode: Full-Time

  • Dublin  
  • EUR 6,250.00

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