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.


5M1995 QQI Level 5 Graphic Design

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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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