Graphic Design Application
Applicants are required to attend for interview with a portfolio of their work. This interview is important as it helps to assess the student’s commitment to the two year graphic design programme and offers them the opportunity to discuss their work and interest in the general area of visual communication.
Graphic design is a very diverse area of art and so this course always attracts a good cross section of students in both age and nationality.
Leaving Certificate / LCVP with a minimum of two HC3s one of which must be in Art and three passes at ordinary level or any FETAC level 5 Certificate in Art with a merit profile, Art Portfolio (See guidelines). The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (aged 21+).
Please bring to the interview a well presented portfolio of selected recent works. Listed below are some suggestions of what that portfolio could contain:
Drawing - showing strong use of line, tone, texture and composition. Work should be from life/observation and in a wide range of media showing a variety of subject matter.
Colour Work - showing use of colour and tone. Work can range from painting, collage, printmaking, photography and textiles to mixed media.
Digital Work - this can be any type of computer-generated visuals such as Photoshop designs, digital layout, painting, illustration or motion graphics.
Work of Personal Interest Sketchbooks - showing development and progression of ideas and rough work demonstrating work practice and thought processes. Work should be creative and conceptual.
These are only guidelines for a portfolio, you may have all the above in your portfolio or only elements, it's the quality of what's submitted that counts.
If you encounter any problems while making an online application, please contact the college directly. Often the interview slots fill up quickly, making it impossible to make an online application; it may however be possible to arrange an interview by contacting the college directly and provided additional space can be found.