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Rebecca Tighe

Process Engineer

Intel

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  Rebecca Tighe
Engineering in general is an extremely broad career and can lead to you many different applications and many different parts of the world. Itís also a career which can give you a set of skills highly adaptable to other careers. In Intel the same applies. Day to day the job changes so being able to change with the job is important. Make sure you are adaptable and can apply your skills in many different situations.
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Carlow Institute of Further Education

Carlow Institute of Further Education

Graphic Design - Visual Communications


Course Code:  5M1995
Award Code(s):  5M1995
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This is a one-year course/programme for students who are interested in pursuing a career in Graphic Design. This course enables students to develop problem- solving skills, generate ideas and develop them creatively. Students will combine essential drawing skills with the use of modern multimedia to produce a variety of Graphic Design projects such as posters, logo design, concept development and stationary design.

Using the design process daily students learn and develop the skills of a graphic designer. They can produce a portfolio of work which will show their varied skill in design and which they can use to progress to third level, either in the area of art and design or for those who wish to directly pursue a career in Graphic Design.

 

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

Design Skills
Drawing
Graphic Design Skills
Communication
Work - Experience
Desk-Top Publishing
Combined Materials
Digital Photography
Portfolio Preparation

As part of this course, students can prepare a portfolio of their work which will support future applications for further and higher education, or employment.

 

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.
Advertising Art Director   Photographer  
Potter / Ceramicist   Sculptor  
Costume Designer   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Artist   Furniture Designer / Maker  
Textile Designer   Illustrator  
Screen Printer   Typographer  
Digital Media Designer   Arts Administrator  
Architect - Conservation   Packaging Designer  
Industrial Designer   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Creative Director   Dressmaker  
Fashion Designer   Camera Operator  
Film/Video Tape Editor   CAD Technician  
Graphic Designer   Architect  
Interior Architect / Designer   Animator  
Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery   Musical Instrument Technician  
Modelmaker   Glassmaker  
Instrument Craftsperson   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Teacher - Art and Design    Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Cartoonist   Theatre/Television Designer  
Production Designer - TV/Film   Designer/maker  
Broadcasting Researcher   Newspaper - Magazine Editor  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Desktop Publisher  
Originator   Broadcasting Production Assistant  
Journalist - Radio/Television   Writer  
Literary agent   Engineer - Transport Design  

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.
Art, Craft & Design
Media & Publishing
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on the Award Code below:

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AGDXX 

5M1995