Graphic Design & Illustration
QQI Graphic Design Level 5, Code 5M1995
Graphic design is a vehicle for communication as well as self-expression. It is about communicating visually in order to inform, educate, entertain or persuade. Graphic designers provide creative, visual solutions for anything from magazine layout to packaging design.
Students will produce a portfolio of design work, including posters, magazine layouts, logo design, book illustration, drawing and more.
You will be encouraged to explore and express your ideas through a variety of media while developing your own unique and individual approach to visual problem solving.
|5N1978||Graphic Design Skills|
|5N1929||Computer Illustrated Graphics|
|Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒|
|Student Services||€ 250|
|Gov PLC Fee||€ 200|
- Graphic Design Skills
Production of practical design projects to a professional client visual standard
Design & illustration of projects which introduce students to painting, collage and other media
- Design Methodology
Focus on development of ideas and correct procedures
Leaving Certificate (LC Established, LCVP or LCA) or equivalent
For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
Students should present samples of drawing or design work at interview
One-year full time
Fully equipped iMac room with
packages including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design
Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.
Education Progression Opportunities
UCC: CK101, CK105, CK107, CK108, CK109, CK113, CK117, CK118, CK210, CK301, CK307
CIT: CR112; CR220; CR600
Dún Laoghaire, AIT: DL826, AL861
QQI Level 6 awards may have advanced entry options into some Higher Education Institutions
Graphic designers work in design firms, publishers and advertising agencies. Self-employed.