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
- Combined Materials
- Design Skills
- Desktop Publishing
- Digital Photography
- Graphic Design Skills
- Work Experience
Progress to further study and careers including:
- Graphic Designer
- Freelance Designer
- Exhibition & Event Display
- Editorial Design Creative
- Technical & Illustration
- Visual Merchandiser
- Web Designer
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)
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page
Early Interview Option
Early interviews normally take place in May. Late applications take place in Aug and early September. An offer of a place does not guarantee a place – only full payment of fees will move an applicant to registered status. If an offer is not accepted in time and a course is full then applicants will be added to a waiting list and have the opportunity to apply for another course.