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3D Design and Graphics

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

3D Design and Graphics

Course Code: CI061
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Design
QQI Code: 5M2208
Duration: 1 Year
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3D Design and Graphics
3D Design and Graphics




Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Course Description
This course is structured to enable students to explore a diverse range of design disciplines. Students will gain a firm foundation in graphics, the design process and design theory in a studio-based environment. Using a hands-on approach, students will develop problem solving skills, including the ability to think creatively, three-dimensionally and technically. It is suited to students who want to pursue a career in design and enhance their career opportunities by developing a portfolio. There will be an opportunity to specialise in a chosen design discipline (3D Product Construction).

Course Content

  • Design Skills
  • Drawing
  • Combined Materials
  • Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
  • Image Processing (Photoshop)
  • Furniture Making
  • 3D Modelling and Animation
  • Work Experience
  • Photographic Techniques
  • Communications


Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course will have the skills necessary to pursue a career in any design discipline, including 3D product design, architecture, furniture design, interior design, interior architecture, set design and fashion design. The course may also appeal to those interested in working on a self-employed basis, working in retail display or working in design industries.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this course may progress to the following Level 6 QQI course in Architectural Technology and Design (Year 2) and Furniture Design (Year 2) at Cavan Institute.

Elsewhere: Graduates are also eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).
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