Graphic Design Level 5

Price: POA
Duration: Academic year Sept 2020 - May 2021
Further Education and PLC

Course description

What is Graphic Design?

This one-year course will aim to offer participants an introduction to
the world of graphic design which is one of the fastest growing areas
in the industry. Graphic design is a way for communication as well as
self-expression. It is about communicating visually in order to inform,
educate, entertain or persuade. Project work allows students to combine
these essential skills with professional standard multimedia to explore
logo design, concept development, image and much more. This course
will provide the introduction to careers in the graphic design industry
but will also provide an important stepping stone to third level courses
leading to exciting careers in the computer design area.

Course Content
The following modules will be offered:
• Digital Photography • Graphic Design Skills
• Image Processing • Design Skills
• Computer Illustration Graphics • Word Processing
• Communications • Work Experience
• Drawing • Digital Marketing
QQI Level 5 in Graphic Design 5M1995

Career Opportunities
There is now a large number of places in computer courses in universities
and in many local IT colleges for students who hold a QQI qualification
in Graphic Design. There are also places in DCU, IT Blanchardstown,
Athlone IT, DIT, Dundalk IT, Sligo IT, Tallaght IT, Dun Laoghaire IADT,
Cork IT, Letterkenny IT, Tralee IT. There are many opportunities for
employment in areas like graphic designer, illustrator, visual merchandiser,
freelance designer, web designer and so on. There are also many further
study opportunities in QQI level 6 or HND courses.

Higher Education Progression
Maynooth: MH601 Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years)
NCAD: AD102 Illustration and Graphic Design (Level 8, 4 Years)
Athlone IT: AL763 Graphic Design (Level 7, 3 Years)

Entry Requirements
Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature students of all backgrounds • Other
equivalent qualification • All applicants will be interviewed regardless
of previous qualifications • Apply directly at

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