GMIT Prospectus 2022/23


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Design (Level 8) Bachelor of Arts in Design (Level 7)

Code: GA284 Level: 8 Code: GA274 Level: 7

Why study Design? Career opportunities in Design are growing both nationally and internationally. The BA in Design is an exciting new course emphasising both traditional and modern-day skills. You will learn the methods and techniques to research, develop and realise your individual creative vision as a designer, problem-solver and entrepreneur. It also features a five-month industry placement. Teaching will take place in studio workshops, demonstrations, lectures, seminars, field trips and one-to-one tutorials preparing you for professional life in a design studio, working individually or as part of a team. The course begins with a foundation year, followed a choice of creative pathways which may include, Graphic Design & Illustration; Animation & Game Design; Industrial Design; Textiles & Fashion.

What are my career opportunities? Employers value design graduates for their creative problem solving, good communication skills, IT literacy, flexibility, teamwork skills and visual presentation skills. Graduates are on pathways to become Animation & Game Designers, Industrial Designers, Graphic & Illustration Designers, and Fashion & Textile Designers. There is a vast array of potential design roles and exciting careers for such graduates.

Student experience

Rosanna Cooke As a Design student I chose to specialise in Industrial Design, taking modules in product design processes, materials and the manufacturing aspects. Throughout the past four year I learned and gained skills that apply to industry. From the first year you get to experience all the different aspects of each potential pathway while

What will I study?

Year 1: • Design History & Theory 1 • Studio Practice • Design & 3D Skills • Design Thinking & Principles 1 • Introduction to Art History • Learning & Innovation Skills • Drawing • Colour and 2D Skills • Digital Media & Photography Year 2: • Drawing Skills 2 • Digital Media for Design or Photography for Design • Design Thinking & Principles 2 • Drawing & Visualisation 1 • Design History & Theory 2 • Computer Aided Design 1; Major Pathway Electives - Graphic Design & Illustration 1 & 2, [3D Modelling for Animation, Animation Studies 1 & 2, Game Design 1 & 2], [Materials & Processes 1 & 2, Industrial Design 1 & 2], [Pattern Drafting & Construction 1 & 2, Woven Textile Design & Practice, Fabric Print Design & Practice]

Year 3: • Drawing & Visualisation 2 • Sustainable Design • Computer Aided Design 2 • Professional Practice & Projects (Placement); Major Pathway Electives - Graphic Design & Illustration 3, [Digital Narrative, Animation Studies 3, Game Design 3], [Product Design Processes 1, Industrial Design 3], [Pattern Drafting & Construction 3, Accessory Design, Textiles for Fashion] Year 4: • Project Management & Costing • Entrepreneurship & Professional Practice; Major Pathway Electives - Graphic Design & Illustration 4 & 5, [Animation Studies 4 & 5, Game Design 4 & 5], [Product Design Processes 2, Industrial Design 4 & 5], [Garment Construction, Fashion Textile Research & Development, Textile Fabrication, Fashion Directions]

learning the fundamental skills to be a designer. One of the highlights of this course is the professional placement which takes place in third year. I had an amazing opportunity to work in industry with a product designer at a packaging company for medical devices. I learned about how to apply my college skills to real-life industry and about quality and in-house manufacturing. From there I knew I was interested in the medical device industry. I have made solid connections with the company and I am still in contact with them at present. The lecturers have been brilliant throughout my time at GMIT. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in Design.

CAMPUS Centre for Creative Arts &Media

Galway School of Design & Creative Arts

DURATION 3/4 years


Talk to us: Marion McEnroy, Course Chair Tel: +353 91 745407 | E-mail:


Powered by