• » Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Common Entry (generic)

    With Named Award Options:
    Digital Film & Video
    Graphic & Digital Design
    Fashion with Promotion

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Common Entry with named award options:
    Animation, Digital Film & Video, Graphic & Digital Design, Fashion with Promotion
    CAO Code  LY408
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  4 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  60
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This programme has been designed to provide students, who know they want to study some aspect of art/design at third level but are unsure as to which specific area, with the opportunity to take modules in Animation, Digital Film & Video, Graphic & Digital Design, Fashion with Promotion, as well as core art/design modules, before having to choose which area to specialise in for their Level 8 Degree. 
    The first semester of the programme is common to all students. The module entitled Programme Fundamentals will afford equal exposure to Animation, Digital Film & Video, Graphic & Digital Design and Fashion with Promotion to enable them make an informed choice as regards their preferred specialism in semester two.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    LC 6 subjects with at least 2 subjects at Higher Level Grade H5 or better and 4 subjects at Ordinary Level O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better. Subjects required: English or Irish and Leaving Certificate Art or Design Communication Graphics or equivalent at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.
    Where Art/Design is not offered at Leaving Certificate a portfolio of work representative of the applicant’s ability will be accepted.
    Have obtained a relevant QQI FET/FETAC Level 5 award
    For entry purposes RPL will be considered in accordance with the quality assurance procedures on LYIT.
    Any applicant applying based on non-EU awards / qualifications must apply directly to the International Office at LYIT.
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Visual Enquiry (Shared) Mandatory  10  7
     Communication & Creative Process (Shared) Mandatory  5  4
     Programme Fundamentals Mandatory  10  8
     Art & Design History 1 (Shared) Mandatory  5  4
    OptionsAnimationDigital Film & VideoFashion with PromotionGraphic & Digital Design
     Yr 1
    Sem 2
    Animation Principles
    Narrative & Visual Storytelling
    Drawing Studies
    Art & Design History 2
    Moving Image Basics
    Sound Recording
    Experimental Music & Video
    Art & Design History 2
    Fashion Design & Development
    Life Drawing and Fashion Illustration
    Photography 2 - Studio
    Art & Design History 2
     Graphic Design – Layout
    Image Making – Moving Image
    The Web Design Process
    Art & Design History 2
     Yr 2
    Sem 3
    Production Skills 1
    Drawing & Design 1
    Animation History 1
    Personal Film
    Scriptwriting & Storyboarding
    Film History
    Fashion Flats & Pattern Cutting
    Fabrics, Finishes & Innovation
    Fashion History 1
    Photography 3 – Post Processing
    Graphic Design – Identity
    UI – User Interface
    Graphic Language
    Design Theory 1 – 20th Century visual communication
     Yr 2
    Sem 4
    Animation Production Skills 2
    Drawing and Design 2
    Animation History 2
    Animation Practice
    Production Management
    Compositing Film & Video History
    Studio And Field Audio & Video
    Fashion Design & Development 2
    Fashion Promotion through Moving Image
    The History of Fashion and Fashion Promotion
    Social Media Promotion
    Spatial Graphic Design
    Ux – User Experience Design
    Motion Graphics
    Design Theory 2 – 20th Century visual communication
     Yr 3
    Sem 5
    Animation Production
    Animation & Visual Effects
    Animation & Contemporary Culture
    Animation Business
    Interactive Audio Video
    Editing & Effects
    Film, History & Theory
    Titles and Typography
    Accessory & Menswear Design
    Graphic Design for Fashion Promotion
    Fashion Marketing
    Video Post Production
    Work Placement
    Visual Communication in Advertising
    Typographic Practice
    Personal Promotion
    Design Theory – Advertising & Branding
     Yr 3
    Sem 6
    Animation Project
    Professional Animation Practice
    Contemporary Animation Theory
    Design Project
    Imaging Technologies
    Professional Practice
    Contemporary Film Theory
    Fashion Project
    Costing & Sourcing
    Promotional and Academic Planning
    Professional Design Practice
    Contemporary Design Theory
     Yr 4
    Sem 7
    Industry Project
    Industry / Competition Brief
    Final Project (Pre-Production)
    Design Development
    Personal Promotion
    Fashion Entrepreneur
    Advanced Typographic Practice
    Dynamic Identities
     Yr 4
    Sem 8
    Innovation & Creativity
    Final Project
    Innovation and Creativity
    Final Collection
    Creative Promotional Campaign
    Product Management
    Design Project
    Innovation and Creativity
    Industry Preparation
    Please see discipline specific tables at Level’s 7 & 8 for details of modules in the table above:
    1. BA in Animation (Semesters 2 – 6)
    2. BA (Hons) in Animation (Semesters 7 & 8)
    3. OR
    4. BA in Digital Film & Video (Semesters 2 – 6)
    5. BA (Hons) in Digital Film & Video (Semesters 7 & 8)
    6. OR
    7. BA in Graphic & Digital Design (Semesters 2 – 6),
    8. BA (Hons) in Graphic & Digital Design (Semesters 7 & 8)
    9. OR
    10. BA in Fashion with Promotion (Semesters 2 – 6),
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    On successful completion of this programme, students may apply to progress to Post Graduate and Masters programmes in their chosen discipline at LYIT or at Institutes / Universities across Ireland and abroad.
    Career Opportunities
    Graduates from this programme will be diverse and equipped with a skill set that is hugely in demand both regionally, nationally and internationally. Graduates, depending on their choice of specialism, may find employment in the following roles: Animation
    • Storyboard Artist
    • 2D Animator
    • 3D Animator
    • Special Effects Artist
    • Character Design
    • Environment Designer
    Digital Film & Video
    • Pre-production designer
    • On location Film Crew member – Camera / Sound
    • Post production editor
    • Special Effects Producer
    • Independent film/video producer
    Graphic & Digital Design
    • Graphic Designer
    • Advertising and Art Director
    • UX/UI/IxD
    • Web Designer
    • Interactive Media Designer
    • Motion Graphics Designer
    • Print and Publishing Designer
    • Freelance design and illustration.
    Fashion with Promotion
    • Fashion Design and Maker
    • E-Tailer
    • Visual PR consultant for a fashion company (maintaining a strong visual communication through moving image, graphics and photography within the media industry and online)
    • Fashion Stylist, Shoot and Production Assistant
    • Visual Merchandising
    • Fashion photographer/filmmaker
    • Fashion Advertising and Marketing Assistant
    • Fashion Illustrator
    • Fashion Blogger
    • Fashion Trends Forecaster
    • Fashion buyer
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply