Graphic Design course at BIFE

If you’re interested in creating stunning graphics that ‘jump’ from the screen or page, then BIFE’s Graphic Design course is your first step towards taking that interest to a career level.

This is a two year Higher National Diploma course that allows learners to explore all modern graphic design techniques and procedures, both practically and theoretically, while preparing them to enter into one of the most exciting and fulfilling industries in Ireland.

Programme of Study

HNC – Year One

  • Professional Development
  • Contextual Studies
  • Individual Project
  • Techniques and Processes
  • Typography
  • Graphic Design Practices
  • Printmaking
  • Photographic Practices
  • Packaging Design

HND – Year Two

  • Professional Practice
  • Applied Practice Collaborative Project
  • Advanced Graphic Design Studies
  • Web Design
  • Branding and Identity
  • Digital Animation

Components subject to change

Higher Education Progression

UK and Northern Ireland Universities:

Final year of an Honours Degree in Graphic Design (Apply through UCAS system)

Irish Universities & IT’s:

Learners may proceed via advanced entry to Honours Degree courses for eg:


Visual Communications Design Level 8 (DL826) (Year 3)

IT Tallaght

Advertising & Marketing Communications  (Year 2)

Carlow IT (Wexford Campus)

Visual Communications & Design Level 8 (CW088) Year2


Product Design (DT001) Year 2/3;

Visual & Critical Studies (DT533) Year 3;

Design – Visual Communications (DT545);

Print & Digital Media Technology Management (DT596) Year 3;

Visual Merchandising and Display (DT598) Year 3;

*Places are not guaranteed in these institutes and are subject to students meeting certain criteria. Please consult the individual college websites for more information on application. Information available also at

Career Opportunities 

  • Design
  • Web and Graphics
  • Page Design and Layout
  • Interactive Media
  • Packaging

If you’d like to take part in this amazing course, or if you’d like more information, please visit BIFE’s official website.

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