We live in an increasingly image based culture. The digital age has brought with it a growing expectation of pictorial instruction, signs and symbols and in many contexts, the image has begun to replace the word. 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.
|6N5445||Computer Illustration Graphics|
|6N3450||Appreciation of Art, Craft & Design|
|Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒|
|Gov PLC Fee||€200|
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
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: CR112; CR220; CR600
NCAD: AD101; AD102; AD217
WIT: WD137; WD152; WD211
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.