Course Description

BA in Graphic Communication Design

Griffith College Dublin (GCD)

Our BA in Graphic Communication Design is a three-year level 7 degree course available on a full-time basis. This challenging degree will teach you how to continuously respond with creativity, and create innovative visuals while developing a keen understanding of consumer culture and market trends.
  • Achieve a degree in Graphic Communication Design in three years.
  • Investigate up-to-the-minute tools and trends of the trade, including introductory and advanced web design
  • A broad range of modules, including business and marketing aim to prepare the students for the Design industry.
  • Receive a solid foundation in traditional design practices alongside modern concepts of graphic design and develop your skills and style across multiple media.
  • Learn to think creatively when faced with design challenges, adapt to industry changes, and recognise key trends and the integral role of target markets and consumer culture in their design.

Course Highlights

  • Class Field Trips – Every year classes travel to current and historical places of design importance, both nationally and internationally. Previous trips have included London, Rome, Milan, Berlin, Paris, Bilbao, Barcelona, and Venice.
  • Industry Links – You will be taught by practising architects, designers, buyers, and art historians. Professionals from the industry regularly give guest lectures.​

Course Code GC480
College Name Griffith College Dublin (GCD)
Course Category Arts, Crafts & Hobbies, Graphic Art
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Ordinary Bachelor Degree
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 8
Course Fee POA
Course Duration 3 Years
Course Times Full-time and part-time
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Ordinary Bachelor Degree
Entry Requirements There is NO portfolio requirement for this course. CAO Applicants / Applicants under 23 years of age: Applicants under 23 years old on the 1st January the year the course begins must submit a copy of their Leaving Cert results. Candidates will need to have obtained a minimum of two subjects at grade H5 and four subjects at grade O6/H7. These results must include a language (English or Irish) and either Maths or Art. Candidates with equivalent grades from FETAC colleges and those holding awards including BTEC qualifications will also be considered. Applicants over 23 years: Applicants who are 23 years of age on or before the 1st January the year the course begins are considered mature learners and will be asked to submit a copy of their ID (passport or driving license) only.
Career Path Through the BA (Hons) in Graphic Communication Design, you will have gained valuable design experience, built a strong foundation of creative skills, and covered a diverse range of topics. As a graduate of the BA (Hons) in Graphic Communication Design, you will have the experience to work within a wide variety of areas. Our previous graduates are employed in many fields including design agencies, graphic design, advertising, web design, game design, broadcasting, post-production for television and film, illustration, and promotion. The visual experience, both online and offline, is becoming more important with a large variety of mediums and platforms to cater for; this has resulted in a greater demand for skilled designers and a broader range of careers available to graduates. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including: - Web Designer - Communications and Marketing Officer - Game Designer - Materials Consultant - Graphic Designer - Media Officer - Telecommunications Network Designer - Retail Store Designer - Film and Set Design Associate
For information about Griffith College Dublin (GCD), please visit our college page on by clicking here.

Make Enquiry

Please insert your contact details and any additional information you require and we will forward your request to Griffith College Dublin (GCD).
Captcha code        I confirm I have read the Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions & Cookie Information and agree to join the community.


Griffith College Dublin (GCD)
South Circular Road
Visit Website

Comments, Questions & Reviews

Submit A Comment, Question or Review About
BA in Graphic Communication Design
at Griffith College Dublin (GCD)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Click to Rate

We'd love to send you the latest news and articles about evening classes, further learning and adult education by email. We'll always treat your personal details with the utmost care and will never sell them to other companies for marketing purposes.

Comments and Reviews Policy