Project Description

Graphic Design & Visual Communication

5M Creative Arts Icon

PLSS Code: 285566

Coordinator: Susan Murphy

Do you look at the world to see what objects and images say to us? Are you excited by the creative possibilities of image, word and design? Would you like a career as a Design Creative? If yes, our Graphic Design & Visual Communication course is for you.

You will explore the Creative’s role in the real-world contexts of branding, marketing, advertising and communication, and develop practical skills in visual language, drawing, design, materials and image. Our projects combine these essential skills with professional standard multimedia to explore logo design, concept development, image and much more.

Through practical assignments, you’ll develop creative problem solving skills, and generate and evolve ideas to finished projects. You’ll be supported to produce a portfolio of work for progression to Higher Education and your future career.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Build your art portfolio
  • Talented artists on our Staff
  • Projects with professionals & VISUAL Carlow
  • Professional art Studios to develop your work
  • Digital arts suites with Apple Macs
  • Excellent progression routes

Course Content

  • Combined Materials
  • Design Skills
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Photographic Techniques
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design Skills
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Freelance Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Typography
  • Exhibition & Event Display
  • Editorial Design Creative
  • Technical & Illustration
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Web Designer

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to bring a selection of recent artwork to interview in addition to the standard entry requirements.

QQI Level 5
Certificate in Graphic Design 5M1995

Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs (see costs, fees and finance) and €30 materials (photography)

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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Early Interview Option