Dungarvan College / Coláiste Dhún Garbhán is a Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board Centre.
Waterford & Wexford ETB

Graphic Design Level 5

Graphic Design

Course Description

Graphic design is a vehicle for communication as well as self-expression. It is about communicating visually in order to inform, educate, entertain or persuade. Graphic designers provide creative, visual solutions for anything from magazine layouts to packaging design. During the course you will be encouraged to explore and express your ideas through a variety of media while developing your own unique and individual approach to visual problem solving.

Programme Content

  • Graphic Design Skills
  • Drawing
  • Communications
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Printmaking
  • Combined Materials

Progression Opportunities

  • BA Design (Visual Communications) - SETU (5 reserved DC places)
  • Marketing & Digital Media – SETU (5 reserved DC places)
  • Visual Communications - CIT
  • Art & Design Teacher Education - LIT Art & Design – NCAD


  • Awarding Body: QQI
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Award Code: 5M1995
  • Level: 5
  • Award Title: Graphic Design

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course can progress to further graphic design courses and then work as graphic designers in design firms, publishers and advertising agencies or set up their own graphic design business.


Every year a number of students have the opportunity to travel to another European country for three weeks of fully funded work experience. The students attend work in their vocational area.


College Registration Fee €200

For more information on the ELC course contact the course coordinator Rayleen Clancy at rayleenclancy@wwetb.ie

Youghal Rd, Cloneety, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, X35 PV34
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