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. 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.
- Combined Materials
- Graphic Design Skills
- Design Skills
- Image Processing
- Work Experience
All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.
NCAD | All studio courses | Level 8
TU Dublin | Visual Communication | Level 8
TU Dublin | Interior Architecture | Level 8
IADT | Visual Communication | Level 8
IADT | 3D Design, Model-making & Digital Art | Level 8
LIT | Art & Design - Common Entry | Level 8
Career Opportunities & Progression Routes
Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:
Graphic Design | Animator | Multimedia | Fashion Design | Teaching | Product Design | Interaction Design | Motion Graphics
Student Services Costs: €200
Government Levy (PPC): €200
The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):
- Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
- Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
- Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)
QQI Certification Charge:
- QQI Level 5 €50
- QQI Level 6 €80
Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses.
Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.