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The candidate needs to have a desire to travel. That is the most important. Travel is a vital part of the role of Internal Auditor at CRH. Your travel percentage ranges between 40% - 70% per year. They do try to keep it at a minimum but with a high staff turnover, you could be placed on additional audits that are short staffed.

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Graphic Design & Illustration

Course Code(s):  5M1995
QQI Award Code:  5M1995 Graphic Design
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. John's Central College

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Course overview

Course Code 5M1995
QQI Award Code 5M1995 Graphic Design
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Graphic design is a vehicle for communication as well as self-expression. It is about communicating visually in order to inform, educate, entertain or persuade. Graphic designers provide creative, visual solutions for anything from magazine layout to packaging design.

Students will produce a portfolio of design work, including posters, magazine layouts, logo design, web layouts, book illustration, drawing and more. You will be encouraged to explore and express your ideas through a variety of media while developing your own unique and individual approach to visual problem solving.

What will you Study?

Graphic Design
Illustration
Design Methodology
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Computer Graphics
Typography 5N3485
Drawing 5N1862
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
AGDXX 5M1995

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Advertising Art Director   Furniture Designer / Maker  
Photographer   Potter / Ceramicist  
Sculptor   Costume Designer  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Artist  
Textile Designer   Industrial Designer  
Illustrator   Screen Printer  
Typographer   Digital Media Designer  
Arts Administrator   Architect - Conservation  
Packaging Designer   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Dressmaker   Creative Director  
Fashion Designer   Film / Video Editor  
Camera Operator   Graphic Designer  
CAD Technician   Architect  
Interior Architect / Designer   Animator  
Musical Instrument Technician   Carton maker  
Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Modelmaker   Instrument Craftsperson  
Metal Fabricator   Woodturner / Woodmachinist  
Glassmaker   Teacher - Art and Design   
Architectural Technician / Technologist   Cartoonist  
Theatre / Television Designer   Production Designer - TV/Film  
Designer / Maker - Craft   Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport  
Newspaper - Magazine Editor   Originator  
Broadcasting Researcher   Desktop Publisher  
Broadcasting Production Assistant   Journalist - Radio / Television  
Literary agent   Writer  
Transport Design Engineer    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Art, Craft & Design
Media & Publishing
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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