Course Code: DMH
Duration: 2 Years
This course prepares students for work in the areas of user interface design (UI), user experience design (UX), branding & identity, digital communication, user testing, prototyping, usability, accessibility, heuristic analysis, website design, responsive design and app design.
Small classes of at most 24 students allow a high level of student-teacher interaction.
In terms of software students will learn to master the Adobe Suite (XD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, & Dreamweaver) in conjunction with other industry-standard software and processes.
Over the two years students will design and develop several live projects from conception, through wire-framing and iterative prototyping, to client and audience evaluation and testing, and social media promotion, giving them practical experience and a professional standard portfolio of work.
Leaving Certificate/LCVP with a minimum of two H5/O1 and three O6/H7 grades or equivalent or QQI Level 5 award with a merit profile or BTEC National Diploma with a merit profile. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+). Preference will be given to applicants who have a portfolio which illustrates design and technical capabilities.
BTEC Higher National Diploma in Art & Design (Digital Design)
This award is made by the UK awarding body BTEC Pearson. A Higher National Diploma is recognised by the QQI as being comparable to the Higher Certificate at NFQ Level 6.
Graduates may continue their studies to degree level in universities in the UK such as Napier and Wolverhampton and in Ireland in IT Blanchardstown, IT Tallaght and DCU.
Graduates who achieve a Merit / Distinction in this Higher National Diploma may apply for entry to the BA (Hons) Degree in Media Production Management in BCFE. This adds just one final year to the course you have completed and is validated by DCU.