BA (Hons) in Graphic Communication Design




3 Years Full-Time

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Dublin Main Campus

NFQ Level


Discover how to create visually striking imagery while gaining an understanding of marketing and photography.

If you’re fascinated by words and pictures, bursting with ideas, and a natural problem solver then this course is for you...

Why Study Graphic Communication Design at Griffith?

Our BA (Hons) in Graphic Communication Design is a three-year level 8 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 an honours 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.
  • The practical nature of the course encourages students to learn by doing while small class sizes ensure you can work closely with your tutors.
  • The calibre of work produced by the Design Faculty has been recognised numerous times through industry awards and exhibitions.
  • 100% continuous assessment means learners do not need to sit written exams.
  • Full access to Student Adobe Creative Cloud - All Apps plan, which gives you 20+ cutting-edge creative tools for desktop, mobile, and web.

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.​

Questions? Have a look at our FAQ section.

Intake Dates

The next intake for this course will be:

  • September*

*subject to sufficient numbers


CAO Code: GC462

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Course Codes

  • Dublin: GC462

What our students say

Studying at Griffith has been the best experience ever. Studying Design here is not just about software - it’s very hands-on and you get the opportunity to combine traditional techniques with new techniques. I met people from around the world and having the opportunity to study with teachers who work in the industry was something I really enjoyed.

Ruth Campo
BA (Hons) in Graphic Communication Design

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