Illustration & Design (ILLUST5 - 5M5048)



Course Duration One Year Full-time

Leads to NFQ Level 5 QQI Award in Creative Media 5M5048

This exciting course introduces students to the wide-ranging discipline of Illustration and helps them gain an improved understanding of the possibilities of image-making.

Through a series of studio-based projects, lectures and excursions students gain the confidence to explore their work on a practical level and the skills to construct appropriate work to form a strong portfolio for admission to higher level education.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a serious interest in Illustration and Design and when called for interview must bring a selection of work showing their ability in this field.


Students who successfully complete this course may apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of third-level courses including:

  • NCAD – All courses
  • DLIADT – All visual courses
  • DIT –all visual courses
  • A wide range of Colleges in the UK and Europe

For full information on progression through the Higher Education Links Scheme please go to and contact the individual universities and colleges.

Course content:

  • Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design
  • Illustration
  • Computer Illustrated Graphics
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Graphic Design Skills
  • Drawing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Course Cost:

The cost of this course varies depending on an applicant's status. Further information on course charges is available here.

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