Graphic Design

Athlone Institute of Technology


Course Name Graphic Design
Course Provider Athlone Institute of Technology
Course Code AL763
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major Athlone Institute of Technology Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Athlone
Qualification Letters BA
Duration 3 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Grade O6 in five subjects. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish).

Note: An F2 in Foundation Level Mathematics will be accepted as meeting the minimum Mathematics requirement.

*For all applicants, a assessment is required.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Foundation Level Subject
Foundation Level Irish at grade FL2 meets the minimum language requirement. No points are awarded.

Foundation Level Mathematics at minimum grade FL2 will be accepted as meeting the minimum Mathematics requirements for ent...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)
The LCVP subject will be considered as a passing subject provided the student achieves at least a pass grade. This will apply to entry for honours degree (Level 8), ordinary degree (Level 7) and higher certificate (Level 6) courses.

LCVP Grade

Distinction 2017 Grade equivalent H4 Revised LCVP Points 66
Merit 2017 Grade equivalent H6/02 Revised LCVP Points 46
Pass 2017 Grade equivalent O4 Revised LCVP Points 28
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Leaving Certificate Applied Programme (LCAP)
LCAP subjects do not meet minimum entry requirements for admission to academic courses and are not considered as passing subjects. Holders of the LCAP may wish to pursue a QQI Level 5 programme in order to meet eligibility for entry to third-level courses at AIT.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+Candidates should also note that for high demand courses at AIT, there is a limit to the number of places reserved for QQI applicants. Random selection may apply in certain circumstances.

For entry to year 1 programmes at AIT, all QQI level 5 and ...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Mature applicants
AIT considers applicants who are 23 years or over on 1 January in the year of entry to be mature applicants. Such applicants may not be required to have the minimum entry requirements. However, the institute will look for satisfact...

Alternative Entry

Expand+Trade Qualifications
A trade applicant, seeking admission to the first year of a course, should do so through the CAO. Such application may be on the basis of National Craft Certificate, Senior Trades or Advanced Tourism Certification Board (NTCB)/...

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Financial Support

Expand+Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) is the national awarding authority for all higher education grants. SUSI offers funding to eligible students in approved full-time third-level education in Ireland. Students who wish to apply for a third-level...


Expand+The work presented should have been carried out during the past two years and must be the result of your own observations. Reproductions i.e. drawings or paintings copied from magazines, books, etc. should not be included. Edit your portfolio – dem...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Expand+Why take this course?
As one of the top Graphic Design courses in Ireland the BA in Graphic Design programme at AIT will provide you with a unique and exciting educational experience while learning to become a designer. Built on a legacy of over 40 ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
Year 1
• Graphic Design – Looking anew,
• Visual Research & Exploration,
• Professional Practice – Communications & Personal Development,
• Visual Culture & Contextual Studies 1,
• Design Methods,
• Vi...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+What job opportunities might it lead to?
Design students at AIT have a track record of winning awards at local, national and international student assessment schemes and competitions. Graduates enjoy excellent employment prospects in Ireland and ov...

Further Enquiries Breda Lynch
Head of Department of Polymer, Mechanical, & Design,
Athlone Institute of Technology.
Tel: +353 (0)90 6483041
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 626 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2018 783 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2017 750 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)