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Design - FAQs

Can I get recognition of previous study/experience when applying for Design courses at Griffith college Dublin?

Yes. The College recognises prior learning and prior experiential learning. When applying you need to include full details of courses completed and work experience obtained with your application form.

Are the Design courses offered at Griffith College Dublin recognised in other countries?

All courses that are validated by external bodies enjoy national and international recognition.

How many days can I expect to be at college as a full-time student?

You can expect to be here five days a week with studio classes and lectures normally between 10am and 5pm.

What time do evening classes commence and end?

Most evening programmes have 2 scheduled week nights from 6.30-9.30 with additional classes as required on a Saturday morning and/or afternoon.

Do I need to submit a portfolio?

A portfolio of art and design work is required for the BA (Hons) in Fashion Design, BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture and the BA (Hons) in Design Communications. A portfolio is not required for the Level 7 Interior Design or Fashion Design courses. Portfolios should include samples of sketching, notebooks, concept development and technical drawing. Portfolio guidelines can be viewed here or alternatively contact the Admissions Office by email or phone at 01-415 0415.

How do I apply ?

Through the CAO or directly for mature and/or advanced entryapplicants. Contact [email protected] for further information.

What do I need to include in my portfolio?

To find out everything you need to know about portfolios, watch this video. It will talk you through what you should include in your portfolio, how to book an assessment, and what to expect.

How many days can I expect to be at college as a full-time student?

A: You can expect to be in college up to five days a week with studio classes and lectures normally between 10am and 5pm.

What time do part-time classes commence and end?

Most part-time programmes have two scheduled weeknights from 6.30-9.30 with additional fortnightly classes as required on a Saturday morning and/or afternoon.

Should I invest in a laptop before I start a course?

We would advise any new students to hold off on making large purchases before they start any of our programmes. Our lecturers will often advise students in terms of the best equipment and software packages. On becoming a student, you will also be eligible for student discounts at lots of major retailers, so it’s generally better to wait.

How do I book a portfolio assessment?

Please book your portfolio assessment online. You will receive a booking confirmation and we will contact you prior to your assessment date to confirm details. In the instance that on-campus portfolio assessments cannot take place, we will facilitate online assessments and notify you accordingly. If you cannot attend any of the scheduled portfolio review dates, please contact [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate an individual portfolio review at a time that suits you.