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BA in Interior Design

BA in Interior Design

Overview

Demonstrate your creativity, technical ability and problem-solving expertise with this exciting training opportunity

If you are looking for a well-respected, challenging Interior Design Course in Dublin, the Griffith College Interior Design course is the one for you.

Why Study Interior Design at Griffith College?

The BA in Interior Design is a three-year level 7 degree course that can be taken as either a full-time or an evening access programme. All candidates for the evening access programme should be 23 years or older. This course takes the student from initiation through to successful completion to produce an Interior Design graduate who can create, design, problem solve and act professionally in all related working environments. Successful Interior Design graduates are industry ready, and creatively and technically proficient to propose innovative solutions and problem-solving expertise within the built environment.

Like the honours degree, this Interior Design programme has been created with consultation from industry professionals and is staffed by practising Designers and Architects and subject specialists. Amended in 2013 to current best practice within the industry and approved by QQI, the programme now includes Revit, AutoCAD 3-D, AutoCAD, as well as traditional communication tools such as model making and free-hand drawing.

  • Develop skills in a broad range of design disciplines including creativity in design; competence in communication in a variety of media; an ability to draw; technical understanding; and organisation
  • You will receive training from a teaching staff with strong industry links, including practising architects, designers, buyers, and art historians.
  • Experiential learning is an important part of the course with class trips abroad now a big part of the curriculum.
  • The calibre of work produced by the Design Faculty has been recognised numerous times through industry awards and exhibitions.
  • An annual Creative Week showcases the Design faculty graduates with those of Media, Journalism, Computing, Film and Photography.

Course Highlights

  • Industry standard software (Adobe, Revit, AutoCAD)
  • 100% Continuous Assessment course work – no exams
  • Offered both full-time and part-time
  • Taught by practicing Designers and Architects
  • Commercial Interior Design focus

Fashion and Interior Design and Architecture internships

Fashion students have been awarded internships at Avoca, FeeG, Helen McAlinden, Jennifer Rothwell, Joanne Hynes, Liz Quin and Louis Copeland. Design students have also secured internships with HJ Lyons and Jonathan Adler N.Y.C.

Course details
Core Subjects
Year One
  • Building Science and Technology 1
  • Design Communications 1
  • Design Principles & Research Methods 1
  • Studio 1
  • Visual Culture & Theory 1
Year Two
  • Building Technology 2
  • Design Communications 2
  • Design Practice Management
  • Design Principles & Research Methods 2
  • Studio 2
  • Visual Culture & Theory 2
Year Three
  • Business Practice Management
  • Building Technology 3
  • Design Communications 3
  • Professional Practice 3
  • Studio 3
  • Visual Culture & Theory 3
How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate

5 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language) and either Maths, Art or Design and Communication Graphic.

Mature Applicant

Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January 2017 must provide a copy of ID i.e. passport

English Language

If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the admissions team

FETAC/PLC Entry Requirements:

Level 5: Min. Pass in a Full Level 5 Award achieved.

Level 6: We will assess on a case by case basis applicants from Level 6 FETAC awards for advanced entry to Year 2/3. Please contact the Admissions Office to discuss.

BTEC e.g. Higher National Diploma (HND) Entry Requirements:

We will assess on a case by case basis applicants from Level 4 or above BTEC awards for advanced entry to Year 2/3.

Please contact the Admissions Office to discuss.

How to Apply

Applicants under 23 years

Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January, 2017 must apply through the CAO system www.cao.ie. Please consult the CAO website for information on important dates for 2017 applications.    

Applicants over 23 years

Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January 2017 must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility on the website homepage. Mature applicants will be asked for a copy of their passport.

Fees

Fee Information 

A Registration Fee of Euro 250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

Tuition Fees
Dublin

Study Mode: Full-Time

EUR 5,500.00

Study Mode: Part-Time

EUR 3,400.00

2% Learner Protection Charge

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme, please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.

Sponsorship

Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email: accounts@griffith.ie
Progression

Academic Progression

Graduates of this course have the option to continue their studies at Griffith College. We offer a number of options including:

You can contact our admissions team to discuss what progression options are available to you.

Career Progression

Through the BA in Interior Design, you will have gained valuable design experience, built a strong foundation of creativity skills, and covered a diverse range of topics. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:

  • Interior Designer
  • Architecture and Design Account Manager
  • Architecture and Planning Director
  • Film and Set Designer
  • CAD Technician
  • Materials Consultant
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Store Planner
  • Retail Designer
  • Facilities Space Planner

 

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