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(3D Design and Professional Practice)
FETAC Award (Level 5 – AIDXX), Higher National Diploma, BA (Hons)
Apply from the 3rd January 2013
The belief that people, design and the environments surrounding them all connect together is the fundamental idea behind interior and spatial design. The designer plays an active role in the creation of aesthetically pleasing, efficient and functional environments that serve the needs of contemporary living. This course introduces students to the world of design - commercial and domestic interior design, sustainable architectural design, furniture and lighting design and set design and retail and exhibition design.
The course is aimed to provide students with a broad range of skills and the knowledge required to work in the design industry as an interior and spatial designer both nationally and internationally.
Progression into third level degree courses is recommended and students are encouraged to produce high standard portfolios to achieve advanced entry into degree courses.
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FETAC Level 5 award in Interior Design (AIDXX)
The first year introduces students to a wide range of skills necessary to progress in commercial interior and 3D design. Subjects include; Design, Computer Aided Drawing (CAD), Architectural Drawing, Computer Graphics, History of Art and Design, Work Placement, Colour and Light, Furniture and Finishes and Communications. Work Placement in design companies in Europe is an option for students.
First year students on workplacement in a design office in Budapest Feb 2011
On successful completion of FETAC level 5 Interior Design students are accepted onto year one of the Higher National Diploma programme.
Award: BTEC Higher National Diploma in 3D Design
YEAR 2 & 3
What will I study?
Over the two years 16 modules will be completed
Core modules: Ideas Generation, Visual Communications, Cultural and Contextual Referencing, Critical Studies
Specialist Modules: Interior Design, Digital Media including 3D CAD Visualisation software and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Drawing Techniques, Commercial Model Making, Specialist 3D Materials, Marketing for 3D Design, Exhibition and Retail Design Design Principles, Professional Practice,
College trips to major European cities like Berlin, Barcelona and Paris are an integral part of the course.
In the final year we introduce students to live projects, design competitions with real clients from Industry. Students also get the opportunity to work on a personal project in final year.
Building a professional design portfolio is the final task that will lead to advanced entry to degree level courses or a professional portfolio for entry into the jobs market. Final year students will also get the opportunity to showcase their work at an end of year exhibition which is held at a high profile venue in Dublin.
Students are encouraged to learn a wide range of 3D visualisation software inorder to realise their design solutions
AutoCAD 2D and 3D , Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Google Sketch up, Revit, 3D Studio Max.
FETAC Level 5, Higher National Diploma
3 years (option for advanced entry to BA (Hons) Degree courses)
Leaving Certificate (including LCA) and interview (with portfolio). Mature and postgraduate students also welcome. We also accept advanced entry onto the Higher National Diploma year one. Full Fetac award and porfolio required.
Interior Design Practices, Architectural Practices, Set Design - TV and Theatre, Craft, Furniture Design. Business Start Up, Exhibition and Retail design, Interior Design Consultant.
PROGRESSION TO DEGREE LEVEL
Advanced entry to BA (Hons) Interior and Furniture design, DIT Dublin, Final Year entry to BA (Hons) Interior Design, University of Wolverhampton. BA at Griffith College, Dublin, BA (Hons), University of Ulster. Others Courses also available.
All advanced entry depends on final grades and standard of portfolio.
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