Graphic Design (Portfolio Preparation)

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Course Content

G r a p h i c D e s i g n
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Combined Materials
  • Printmaking
  • Graphic Design Skills
  • Design Skills
  • Image Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Course Description

Graphic design is a form of communication as well as self-expression. It is about communicating visually in order to inform, educate, entertain or persuade. Students are offered the opportunity to explore aspects of design with a view to identifying strengths and achieving their aims, be it in assembling a portfolio to gain entry to a degree course, or to proceed to employment.


Career Opportunities

Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

Graphic Design | Animation | Multimedia | Fashion Design | Teaching | Product Design | Interaction Design | Motion Graphics | Interior Design


The average designer salary in Ireland is €52K per annum

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Progression to degrees

Graduates can progress to a variety of degree programmes including:

NCAD | All studio courses | Level 8
TU Dublin | Design- Visual Communication | Level 8
TU Dublin | Creative Visual Media| Level 7/8
IADT | Graphic Design | Level 8
IADT | Interaction &User Experience Design| Level 8
TUS Limerick | Graphic Design Communication | Level 8

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Fees For The Academic Year 2024 – 2025

All courses have a Registration Fee of €30 (non-refundable).

A non-refundable Registration fee of €30 will be payable on acceptance of a PLC place. Essential course materials may be required for some courses the cost of which will be borne by the student.

All fees are subject to change. All fees must be paid with a Credit/Debit card online. No cash is acceptable.

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I did the Graphic Design course last year and found it to be unbelievably helpful. I found the briefs very enjoyable and exciting, there was always so much room to do what I wanted. I massively improved my skills and it made me a lot more relaxed and confident going to study in college. I am now living in Liverpool studying Graphic Design and Illustration.

Hannah Turnbull Graphic Design Graduate, 2021