This is a one-year course/programme for students who are interested in pursuing a career in Graphic Design. This course enables students to develop problem- solving skills, generate ideas and develop them creatively. Students will combine essential drawing skills with the use of modern multimedia to produce a variety of Graphic Design projects such as posters, logo design, concept development and stationary design. Using the design process daily students learn and develop the skills of a graphic designer. They can produce a portfolio of work which will show their varied skill in design and which they can use to progress to third level, either in the area of art and design or for those who wish to directly pursue a career in Graphic Design.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.
Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.