Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Chloe Kinsella from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Chloe Kinsella

Engineer - Carbon

ESB

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  Chloe Kinsella

People working as carbon specialist come from many different backgrounds. In fact one of my former colleagues came from a genetics background, while the others were from an engineering background.

In Ireland at the moment it is quite hard to get into the carbon space so you may have to go abroad for training.

To pursue a career in engineering it is important to have a strong technical background.

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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute

Visual Communications: Design


Course Code(s):  5M2208
QQI Award Code:  5M2208 Design
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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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 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.

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

 

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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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.
Media Sales Executive   Media Buyer  
Advertising Account Manager   Advertising Copywriter  
Potter / Ceramicist   Photographer  
Artist   Animator  
Digital Media Designer   Arts Administrator  
Sculptor   Costume Designer  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Typographer  
Screen Printer   Illustrator  
Industrial Designer   Textile Designer  
Furniture Designer / Maker   Film/Video Tape Editor  
Fashion Designer   Packaging Designer  
Creative Director   Graphic Designer  
Camera Operator   Interior Architect / Designer  
CAD Technician   Architect - Conservation  
Make-Up Artist - TV/Film   Architect  
Dressmaker   Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery  
Glassmaker   Instrument Craftsperson  
Musical Instrument Technician   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Modelmaker   Teacher - Art and Design   
Multimedia Producer   Web/Scrum Master  
Multimedia Designer   Multimedia Writer  
Screenwriter   Director - TV/Film  
Fashion Stylist   Desktop Publisher  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Originator  
Newspaper - Magazine Editor   Broadcasting Researcher  
Broadcasting Production Assistant   Cinema Manager  
Media Researcher   Journalist - Radio/Television  
Writer   Literary agent  
Broadcasting - Presenter   Translator  
Interpreter    

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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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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