Art with Graphic Design

Award Title:  QQI Level 5 Certificate in Art

Programme Co-Ordinator:  Vincent Andrews

Award Code:  5M1985

Programme Description:

This one-year full-time programme introduces students to the world of Graphic Design.  Based on a solid foundation of fine art, students will be afforded the opportunity to develop problem-solving skills, generate ideas and develop them creatively, combining drawing skills and colouring to produce a variety of graphic design projects.

Component Awards:

  • Graphic Design Skills (5N1978)
  • Design Skills (5N0784)
  • Drawing (5N1862)
  • Painting (5N1302)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Printmaking (5N1373)
  • Digital Photography (5N1270)
  • Scuplture (5N1918)

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Successful completion of an interview.
  • Applicants will be asked to present a portfolio of work samples at interview.
  • Mature applicants are welcome.


  • A range of programmes in visual arts and graphics design at further and higher level institutions to pursue web design, exhibition and event display and creative illustration.
  • Progression to the Fine Art Level 6 programme at Ormonde College of Further Education.


Approximately €250 to cover the costs of equipment, materials and examination fees.


Successful applicants will be required to have access to an SLR camera in order to participate in the Digital Photography module.