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Lisa Berry

Restaurant Manager

McDonald's

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My advice would be it is definitely a job where if you work hard and maintain your ambition you can have a satisfying career.

I think the biggest misconception is that McDonald's is only a job and stop gap to something else.

You will need patience, drive and commitment and be able to adapt to change. The skills you will learn with this job will be lifelong skills.

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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2208
QQI Award Code 5M2208 Design
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is a general foundation in art and design with a particular focus on graphic design and methods of visual communication. The communication and development of ideas is emphasised as well as providing a broad understanding of industry relevant technologies. The course structure is specifically designed to enable students to prepare a portfolio of artwork for entry to third level art and design colleges and to give expert support and guidance in making college choices. Please compare this course with Art: Portfolio Preparation and Illustration & Modelmaking: Design to see which group of modules suits you best.

What will you Study?

Drawing 5N1862
Design Skills 5N0784
Computer Illustrated Graphics 5N1929
Digital Photography 5N1270
Collage Techniques 5N0761
Problem Solving 5N1615
Work Experience 5N1356
Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design 5N0755
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

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
ADESX 5M2208

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

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Illustration & Model Making Galway Technical Institute 
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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 Account Manager   Picture Researcher  
Advertising Copywriter   Taxidermist  
Artist   Architect - Conservation  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Costume Designer  
Sculptor   Potter / Ceramicist  
Furniture Designer / Maker   Textile Designer  
Industrial Designer   Packaging Designer  
Craft Designer   Ceramics Designer  
Arts Administrator   Digital Media Designer  
Typographer   Screen Printer  
Illustrator   Photographer  
Animator   Interior Architect / Designer  
Film / Video Editor   Fashion Designer  
Make-Up Artist - TV/Film   Dressmaker  
Graphic Designer   Creative Director  
Architect   Camera Operator  
CAD Technician   Musical Instrument Technician  
French Polisher   Glassmaker  
Textile Dyeing Technician   Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery  
Instrument Craftsperson   Modelmaker  
Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith   Metal Fabricator  
Woodturner / Woodmachinist   Upholsterer  
Teacher - Art and Design    Multimedia Producer  
Multimedia Designer   Web / Scrum Master  
Multimedia Writer   Director - TV/Film  
Screenwriter   Fashion Stylist  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Broadcasting Researcher  
Desktop Publisher   Newspaper - Magazine Editor  
Broadcasting Production Assistant   Journalist - Radio / Television  
Writer   Literary agent  

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.
Media & Publishing
Art, Craft & Design
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.