Design - Common Entry

Letterkenny Institute of Technology


Course Name Design - Common Entry
Course Provider Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Course Code LY408
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Letterkenny Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 4 Years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Minimum Entry Requirements:
Minimum Six O6/H7
English or Irish O6/H7
At least two H5
Art or Graphic Design O6/H7 or Portfolio

If you have not taken Art / Graphic Design for your Leaving Certificate, you may be considered for entry by Portfolio...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
The LCVP link units are considered as a single subject that may be counted towards matriculation and points are awarded as follows:

LCVP Grade Points from 2017 onward
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI FET Level 5 Awards (Formerly FETAC)
Applicants must present a full major award. A record achievement, a minor award or a components award will not meet the minimum entry requirement. Additional specific requirements apply to some courses.


QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Mature Applicants

Expand+If you are applying for first year and will be 23 years of age (or older) by 1 January in the proposed year of entry you are defined as a “Mature Applicant”. The term “Mature Applicant” is not used for those applying for entry to year 2 or higher.

Alternative Entry Go to: for further information.
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 24
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here

Expand+What is a portfolio?
If you have not taken Art / Graphic Design for your Leaving Certificate, you may be considered for entry by Portfolio to the Level 8 Common Entry LY408, Level 7 Graphic & Digital Design LY457, Level 7 Animation LY437 or Level 7 ...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content

Expand+Is this course for you?
This programme has been designed to provide students interested in Art & Design with an opportunity to try various subject areas before choosing a specialism. This Common Entry programmes gives students the opportunity to tak...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
Common Entry: Semester 1 Modules
Year 1
Semester 1
• Visual Enquiry (M)
• Programme Fundamentals (M)
• Communications & Creative Process (M)
• Art & Design History 1 (M)

Degree Award Option: Animation
Year 1
Semester 2

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Graduate careers typically include:
• Storyboard Artist
• 2D Animator
• 3D Animator
• Special Effects Artist
• Character Design
• Environment Designer

Degree Award Option: Graphic & Digital Design
Graduate careers typically include:
• Grap...

Further Enquiries Department Administration Telephone: (074) 918 6206 / 6210
Head of Department: Nollaig Crombie
Telephone: (074) 918 6203
Points History
Year Points
2018 290 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2017 246 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2016 265