Course Description

The Graphic Design with Art & Media course is a one-year full-time course designed to introduce students to a range of fine arts (drawing & painting), design skills, graphic design, photography, film production & editing, and digital image processing.

It provides an excellent opportunity for students to prepare a high-quality portfolio of work for entry into third level art and design courses.

The course consists largely of class-based project work. This is complimented by visits to exhibitions, galleries, studios and art colleges.


QQI National Vocational Certificate Level 5 (5M2208)

Work Experience

Work Experience is an integral part of this course. This work placement provides students with first-hand experience of work in art & design related areas.

Course Content

  • Design Skills
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Graphic Design with Illustration
  • Photography
  • Image Processing
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Film Production & Editing

Career Options

Students obtaining certification in this course may progress to further and higher education studies in the areas of art & design or other areas through the Higher Education Links Scheme.

Other options include entering direct employment in areas such as:

  • Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Photographic assistant
  • Fine Art Practitioner


Gallery of Student Work