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Cavan Institute
Design and Graphics Year 2

This Design and Graphics (Year 2) course aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competency necessary to work and study in the area of creative design.

Design and Graphics Year 2


Entry Requirements

QQI Level 5 Award or Equivalent in a related discipline, such as Art or Design, or another creative field. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements but can demonstrate industry experience.

Further Study

Through compiling an extensive portfolio as part of this level 6 course, the student will enhance their application to further and higher education. A visual portfolio and the content and context that a level 6 programme provides can demonstrate design exploration directly relevant to the programme they wish to apply for. In such cases, it is possible to gain module exemptions and/or entry to an advanced stage of a degree programme.

Career Opportunities

Jobs available to graduates of this course are diverse and include a range of occupations in 3D design, visual communication, user interface (UI) design, graphic design, architectural design practices and organisations, craft specialists, local authorities, specialist design offices, media, product design and furniture design. Students will develop a competitive edge by producing a portfolio of creative designs that are production ready.


QQI Level 6 Certificate in Art


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Course Content

QQI Level 6 Certificate in Art

Design Skills


History and Appreciation of Art and Design

Work Experience


Illustration Techniques and Practice


Combined Materials

3D Design Materials

Digital Photography

About This Course

Through a broad creative journey, the Design and Graphics (Year 2) course content focuses on the technology and many practical applications in relation to art and design. Experimentation with materials and construction methods will form the basis of the students portfolio and skill set. The role of a designer will be studied in real life projects, while integrating with a broad range of disciplines and modules.

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