BA (Hons) Creative Design (Add-on)

  • NFQ Level 8
  • Points Required N/A
  • Course Code N/A
  • Award Honours Degree Addon
  • Duration 1

Course Summary

Everything around us has been designed by someone. Some things are designed and work better than others. Innovative design solutions are fundamental to economic growth, social development and prosperity across all sectors in the modern world, irrespective of where you live.

This course educates people like you, future creative designers, enabling you to to become proficient in a range of analytical, technical, R&D, social and applied design skills. When you complete this course you will already be an experienced and professional designer, ready and confident to take on the challenges of the design world. Working on real-world design projects for real-world clients is a central element of this course.


Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO courses at ATU Sligo are available for download below:

The entry requirement for this programme is a Level 7 degree in a cognate area.

Career Opportunities

Design’s adaptability in continuously evolving environments is what makes its practices relevant in times of change. It has never been more valued as an economic force, nor has it been as culturally influential as it is now. For recent graduates, these course(s) has provided a competitive edge for entering the workplace. The skills learnt on the course are applicable to product/service ideation, development or improvement, or for startups and R&D teams who may be developing new and innovative offerings.Startup companies increasingly recognise the value of including designers in the early stages of business development and more and more companies now have their own design teams, and include “design” in their portfolios.

Examples of recent vacancies advertised by leading companies in this field include:

•Visual Designer,

•Human-Centered Designer,

•Environmental Designer,

•Creative Designer,

•Design Consultant,

•Design Researcher,

•Service & Interaction Designer – UI/UX Designer,

•Designer for Social Impact.

Further Study

You will be eligible to undertake further studies at Masters and PhD level.


Please click the link to hear Jostein Robstad talk about his experience studying at ATU Sligo:

Did you know?

Some of the projects our final year creative design students have completed:

Course Format

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