Course Code DMH
NFQ Level 6*
Duration 2 Years
Award Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Digital Design)
On successful completion of Year 1 of a two-year Higher National Diploma (HND) an Higher National Certificate (HNC) will be claimed for each 1st Year HND student. It will be included as part of the overall HND award on successful completion of Year 2.
This course prepares you for work in the areas of user interface design (UI), user experience design (UX), branding and identity, digital communication, user testing, prototyping, usability, accessibility, heuristic analysis, website design, responsive design and app design.
In terms of software you will learn to master the Adobe Suite (XD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, and Dreamweaver) in conjunction with other industry-standard software and processes.
Over the two years, you will design and develop several live projects from conception, through wireframing and iterative prototyping, to client and audience evaluation and testing, and social media promotion, giving you practical experience and a professional standard portfolio of work.
Leaving Certificate/LCVP with a minimum of two O1/H5 and three O6/H7 grades, or a relevant QQI Level 5 award with a merit profile. Preference will be given to applicants who have a portfolio which illustrates design and technical capabilities. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+).
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The modules and assignments were both interesting and challenging, with a perfect mix of practical and creative that made the entire course a genuinely enjoyable experience.
Sinead McDonald, Professional Visual Artist and Media Lecturer
Web Design – Advanced App & Web UI/UX Diploma (HND) Level 6 Higher (DMH 2017 – 2018)