Visual Communications - CCAD & Cork Campus

MTU - Cork Campuses


Course Name Visual Communications - CCAD & Cork Campus
Course Provider MTU - Cork Campuses
Alternative Provider(s) MTU - Crawford College of Art & Design Cork, MTU - Munster Technological University
Course Code MT823
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Munster Technological University Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 4 Years (8 Semesters).
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements

Expand+Entry 2022
Score the necessary CAO points and meet Minimum entry requirements

6 Subjects
Subjects O6/H7 4
Subjects H5 2
Maths Grade Note 1
English or Irish Grade O6/H7

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Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Entry 2022/2023
Applicants must be 16 years of age or over on 1st January of the year of entry to the course. For the majority of courses, applicants for first year admission to MTU must score the necessary CAO points and satisfy the relevant mini...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Points Scoring for Leaving Certificate
Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Module Holders of the LCVP apply in the normal way through the CAO. Points are awarded on the same basis as for the Leaving Certificate. The link modules ‘subject’ may not be used to meet the minimum entry requirements.

LCVP Grade Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) programme
The LCA subjects do not meet the minimum requirements for entry to MTU full-time courses. Holders of Leaving Certificate Applied qualifications may wish to proceed to a FET-QQI course and in turn apply to third level on the basis of their FET-QQI award.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

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MTU welcomes applications, via the CAO, from applicants who hold a QQI-FET award at level 5 or level 6. Your QQIFET award can be used as an alternative to the Leaving Certificate for application purposes. Please note some MTU prog...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+The University welcomes applications from persons who will be 23 years of age and over on the 1st January of the proposed year of entry and who wish to be admitted as a mature student. Mature applicants should apply to the CAO before 5.15pm, 1st ...

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Number of Places 30
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Expand+Portfolio Guidelines CCAD Undergraduate Programmes

1. BA (Honours) in Contemporary Applied Art (Ceramics,
Glass, Textiles) CR 210
2. BA (Honours) in Fine Art CR 220
3. BA (Honours) in Photography with New Media CR 225
4. BA (Honours) in Visua...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022 - Restricted Course

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

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Restricted Entry Yes
Course Content

Visual Communication is the art of problemsolving and communication through the use of type, space, and image. It presents the idea that a graphic message has the power to inform, educate, or persuade a person or audience. It can be pr...

Subjects Taught

Expand+First Year at a Glance:
• Design Principles & Practice: applying creative thinking, ideas generation, design methods and techniques to create graphic design project solutions

• Introduction to Image Making: creating images across a wide...


Expand+Question Time
How much art is involved in this course?
A portfolio is a requirement for entry to the course so drawing skills are required. In first year, the students are assisted with modules in creative image-making to encourage drawing and...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Further Studies
Suitably qualified graduates are eligible to apply for:

• Professional Master of Education (Art and Design)
• MA in Journalism and Digital Content Creation
• MA in Public Relations with New Media
• MA in E-learn...

Further Enquiries Dr Gwen Lettis
T: +353 (0)21 433 5810
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2022 280 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2021 280 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2020 562 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)