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Lisa Curry

Catering Sales Executive

Failte Ireland

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  Lisa Curry
I would advise them that the sales world is not as glamorous and easy as it comes across but it can be extremely rewarding. I would recommend you go for this type of position if you are someone who enjoys a challenge and can negotiate very well.

Sales and Catering Sales as a position is a tough one and there are a lot of challenges in that you really need to be customer focused yet remember that you have to make a profit. Selling weddings is a side of my job that is very satisfying as you get to see the end result of something that you have created which at the same time is the most important event in a families and a couple’s life.
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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 

Visual Communications Graphic Design) - HND


Course Code:  AGH
Award Code(s): 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
The Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design at Ballyfermot College of Further Education is an intense, rigorous and professional programme, which aims to mould learners into confident and skilled graphic design practitioners. This Higher National Diploma has been running with great success for nearly thirteen years and has developed an outstanding reputation for both the quality of the programme and its graduates.

The course has been designed to give learners a unique and professional portfolio of work, coupled with the technical and creative skills to go straight into industry or apply for advanced entry to either 2nd or 3rd year of an honours degree programme in Ireland or the United Kingdom.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Vector Applications in Graphic Design
Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design
Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design
Typographic Skills
Editorial Design
Personal Style in Graphic Design
Digital Image Manipulation Applications
Photographic Techniques
Corporate Identity in Graphic Design
Computer Applications in Graphic Design
Motion and Interactive Graphics
Advanced Typographic Design
Art Direction for Advertising
Techniques and Processes in Specialist Visual Communication
Packaging in Graphic Design
Critical Study in Art and Design

 

Important: 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.

 

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