In a nutshell

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.

Design is the ultimate discriminator of a product - production quality and price are increasingly second place.

What's involved?

A solid foundation in design

Is about developing the design skills already inherent in you. How you can find the best information about your project. Develop your 3d visual presentation and communication skills. Learn about People – You will be designing for them. Get to grips with Solidworks and Photoshop.
In Semester 2 you apply the design skills learned earlier. Projects that will test you – find out about new technologies and possibilities. The emphasis is on practicality. You'll make models and test ideas, designing solutions for the future.

Building out your skills base

The design projects get more detailed. Your visual technology skills and power of persuasion are sharpening. Working in Teams. Trips to European cultural venues such as Dutch Design Week.
In 2nd semester, your Design projects go live for client companies. Applying all your skills and reacting to customer feedback. Developing workable solutions from customer information.
Make – Test – Listen- Modify

Getting ready for the workplace

Your acquired skill-set will be challenged in this semester as you will participate on a national design competition and thereafter an international design competition. In 2016, year three undergraduate Ronan Mc Cabe came third in a national design competition run by Walls to Workstations Ltd., whilst Shane Gilligan, Jamie Keaveney, Konrad Racki and Darren Rooney made the shortlist of 50 out of 2700 entries in the international LG Electronics competition.
This semester experientially engages you on contemporary industry led projects, enhancing learning by mutually benefiting commercial needs. You can opt to study abroad on an industry project, work for a company off campus or engage with a pre-determined client on campus. In 2016, year three undergraduates created branding and a functioning smart phone prototype app for start-up company 'KudosHealth', based in Sligo.
This semester experientially engages students on contemporary industry led projects, enhancing learning by mutually benefiting commercial needs. You can opt to study abroad on an industry project, work for a company off campus or engage with a specific client (chosen by the programme board) on campus. In 2016, year three undergraduates created branding and a functioning smart phone prototype app for start-up company KudosHealth, based in Sligo.

  • Incredible work! Best creative experience ever; timely, well executed and one hell of the result. Would recommend Nietszche to anyone who is looking to revamp their identity. John K. Riley - Harvest Goods.

  • A five star agency without doubt. Hire them! John A. Adams - Repetition

  • Creativity redefined. These guys offer a unique approach to every aspect
    of design and the result is simply stunning. Jane Lariken - MUD Clothing.

  • Design, design and redesign is their motto. Sartre won't stop until they have
    the perfect match between functionality and esthetic. Jack Tromso - Orcha Co.