Course Code: 5M1995
This course is designed to provide the skills needed to pursue a career in the area of graphic design and provide candidates with a comprehensive portfolio suitable for entry into third level institutions.
GCC Registration Fee of €250 applies to all learners.
€200 Government Levy Fee applies to all learners except:
An exam free of €50 for QQI Level 5 and €80 for QQI Level 6 applies to all learners except
We advise non-EU citizens living outside Ireland to contact the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service on www.inisgov.ie to ensure the course you are considering applying for is eligible for a student visa. Non-EU citizens living in Ireland are welcome to apply and require a PPS number (Personal Public Service Number). Non-EU citizens are required to pay a tuition fee set by the Irish government which is currently €3653. Some exemptions apply, for further information, please contact http://www.gretb.ie .
Work experience takes place one day per week throughout the academic year.
Build and create your portfolio for third level including drawing, design, computer generated image processing Innovative and exciting design solutions on the latest computer software
QQI Level 4, minimum of 17 years of age at time of registration, Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied, Equivalent qualifications from other countries, relevant life experiences, relevant work experiences and mature students.
Galway Community College reserves the right to make changes to any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the college and a student or a third party.
The Graphic Design PLC course is devised in such a way as to provide the applicant with opportunities to develop both in visual expression, communication and cultural diversity. Briefs are written in order to prepare portfolios of visual art work which are of exceptional standard and ready for assessment into 3rd Level institutions in Ireland and abroad.
Past students have been award places in Colleges such as: NCAD
Completion of this course enables students to enter the commercial world of Graphic Design introduced through the Work Experience module and provides the student with the skills needed to succeed in the ever growing sector.
Whether you enjoy painting, I.T., creating moving images or inventing new ideas, this course can be a gateway into such diverse areas within the Design world i.e. Film Making, Advertising, Design, Media Design & Visual Communications.
I highly recommend to school leavers to consider PLC's before venturing to Level 7 and 8 courses. The time I spent in the Graphic Design course in Galway Community College are some of the happiest memories I can recall. Every aspect of the course, from the tutors, the assignments, the projects, and the friends made, were simply wonderful. I hope to go on to study Animation in IADT as a mature student. Without GCC, I fear that I would still be unsure as to what to do with my future.