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People working as carbon specialist come from many different backgrounds. In fact one of my former colleagues came from a genetics background, while the others were from an engineering background.

In Ireland at the moment it is quite hard to get into the carbon space so you may have to go abroad for training.

To pursue a career in engineering it is important to have a strong technical background.

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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
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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
AGDXX 5M1995

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Related Career Sectors

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Art, Craft & Design
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