(Level 6)


QQI Illustration Level 6, Code 6M5150


Illustration is the art of making ideas visible, through imagery and a successful illustration is one that communicates its message through the unique/personal vision of the illustrator. This course blends digital technology with classical training, while offering a creative environment where students can experiment, test and develop their illustrative work.

Students work towards creating a portfolio (both hard copy and online) showcasing their work, allowing them to progress to the next level, be it higher education or industry.

Potential platforms for successful students are wide ranging including, editorial, children’s books, advertising, fashion, web illustration, animation and product illustration etc.


Code Title
6N5446 Illustration skills
6N3569 Drawing
6N3452 Painting
6N3446 Design Skills
6N5445 Computer Illustraton Graphics
6N3450 Appreciation of Art, Craft & Design
6N3568 Printmaking
5N1364 Digital Marketing
5N3485 Typography
6N1950 Communications
6N1946 Work Experience


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Illustration Level 6


Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒
 Student Services € 250
 QQI Fee  €80
 Gov PLC Fee € 200
 Materials  €70
TOTAL €600

Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255500

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 5 Award in Graphic Design or in a related area is required
Students should bring a portfolio of work to interview.


One-year full time


Fully equipped iMac room with
packages including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design

Work Placement/Experience

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

CIT: CR220; CR600

NCAD: AD101, AD102

AIT: AL861

LIT: LC110


WIT: WD137, WD152

We advise you to consult the CAO website – and to confirm specific entry requirements for Higher Education Institutions.


Career Opportunities

Children’s Books, Editorial, Comics/Graphic Novels, Animation, Fashion, Concept-Artist and any Commercial Art related area. An illustrator may work on a salary or freelance basis.