“Design is thinking made visual."
- Saul Bass
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The calibre of work produced by the Design Faculty has been recognised numerous times through industry awards and exhibitions. Recently, our students have won the ‘Built Environment’ category at the Universal Design Awards 2019, Supermac’s Uniform Design Competition in 2018 and Fashion Designer of the Year 2018.
Our teaching staff includes practicing architects, designers, buyers, and art historians. Our courses are regularly reviewed by industry professionals, to ensure we are meeting the current needs of the industry and following best practice. Professionals are regularly invited to give guest lectures to our students, and in our award years, participate in critiquing student work.
The annual Creative Week showcases the Design faculty graduates with those of Media, Journalism, Computing, Film and Photography. This event gives students the opportunity to exhibit to industry and gain extensive PR coverage. An annual Fashion Graduate Exhibition is held to kick off Creative Week which features on national television and in fashion editorials. This event is attended by respected industry representatives, press and the public.
Interior Design and Interior Architecture students have also secured internships and full-time positions with Ikea, HJ Lyons Architects, O’Donnell O’Neill Design, HKR in Ireland as well as Norman Foster in London and Jonathan Adler N.Y.C. Fashion Design students have been awarded internships at Avoca, Caroline Kilkenny, Dunnes, Fiji, Heatons, Helen Cody, Helen McAlinden, Jennifer Rothwell, Joanne Hynes, Liz Quin, Louis Copeland, Penney’s, Percival and Styltex.
Experiential learning is an important part of our courses, with most modules having class trips as a part of their curriculum. Every year the faculty travels internationally and nationally to places with both current and historical design importance. Previous trips have included London, Rome, Milan, Berlin, Paris, Bilbao, Barcelona and Venice.
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Life as part of our Design faculty...
If you’re interested in a career that constantly challenges you and encourages your creative growth, our Design Faculty provides a wide selection of courses to showcase your originality and innovation.
What Our Students & Alumni Say
We followed up with some past & current students to see what a difference their Design course at Griffith College has made to them.
Studying at Griffith has been the best experience ever. Studying Design here is not just about software - it’s very hands-on; you get the opportunity to combine traditional techniques with new techniques. I met people from around the world and having the opportunity to study with teachers who work in the industry was something I really enjoyed.
This course really helped in advancing my career. With the assistance of the faculty, I secured an internship every summer in Dublin, including an internship at IKEA. And when I completed my degree, I secured a full-time job as an interior architect. I’m so glad I did this course and would highly recommend it.
My favourite thing about the course was that we were given the freedom to be creative - I loved being surrounded by such a creative environment. The tutors were all so helpful and constantly pushing us to do our best. We were taught so many different skills, from pattern making and sewing to business and branding. The wide range of subjects that we were offered has really helped me now that I’m working in the industry.
Opportunities to be part of events and competitions like the Fashion innovation award, produced by the Golden Egg has helped me to be more confident about showing my work and be proud of what I have achieved already.