Course Description

Graphic Design QQI Level 5

Dunboyne College of Further Education

This one-year course aims to off er students an introduction to the world of graphic design which is one of the fastest growing areas in the industry.
Graphic design is a means of 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.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Digital Photography
• Graphic Design Skills
• Image Processing
• Design Skills
• Computer Illustration Graphics
• Word Processing
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Drawing
• Digital Marketing

• Level 5 Graphic Design 5M1995

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Course Code 5M1995
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Computers & IT (Information Technology), Graphic Design
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Course Start Date 17th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration 1 Year
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path There is now a large number of places in computer courses in universities and in many technological universities for students who hold a QQI qualification in Graphic Design. There are also places in DCU, TUD, Dublin, Technological University of the Shannon, Athlone, South East Technological University, Carlow, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Atlantic Technological University, Sligo and Letterkenny, Munster Technological University and Dun Laoghaire IADT. 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. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: Maynooth University: MH601 Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU DC015: Post Primary Education Teacher Technology, Graphics and Engineering (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Blanchardstown: TU812 Design Technology and Innovation (Level 8, 4 Years) IADT: DL826 Graphic Design (Level 8, 4 Years) TUS Carlow: SE202 Product Design Innovation (Level 8, 4 Years) NCAD: AD102 Illustration and Graphic Design (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD – City Campus: TU811 Product Design (Level 8, 4 Years) TUS Athlone: US700 Graphic Design (Level 7, 3 Years)
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

01 8015968
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

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