Graphic Design & Illustration

Course Overview

Course Overview

Are you a creative person who loves to draw and would like to improve your computer design skills? Then our Graphic Design and Illustration course is for you. 

We aim to enable students to produce a highly creative portfolio of work, including observational drawing, painting techniques, illustration projects, logo design, poster design, photography, web design and much more. The course is suitable for applicants who would like to progress to further education or third level studies in the creative arts field OR to progress directly to a career in the area of graphic design.


Modules List

  • Graphic Design Skills

  • Design Skills

  • Drawing

  • Illustration

  • Painting

  • Digital Photography

  • Typography

  • Image Processing

  • Web Authoring

  • Work Experience

  • Communications

Careers and Opportunities 

Career prospects
Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Photographer or Web Developer.

Further Study opportunities
Hons. Degree in Visual Communications/Interior Design/Fashion/Fine Art/Architecture/Product Design/Illustration HND in Graphic Design/Illustration.

Student Testimonials / Where are they now?

My experience at Marino College on the Graphic Design course was excellent. It was interesting, challenging, fun and rewarding. I learned a lot, including about my own abilities when working on an assignment. I would recommend this course to anyone.
Ruth Walter | Freelance Graphic Designer/Illustrator

Course Requirements

Course Code
QQI Level 5 Award in Graphic Design & Illustration
One Year | Full-Time




Reasons for Choosing Marino College

+ The College is easy to get to on the Bus, Luas & DART

+ My classmates are good fun & lovely to be around

+ The teachers are very helpful & caring in the sense that they wouldn’t move on unless everyone understood the topic

+ The courses are a great gateway to amazing career opportunities

+ The college has a great atmosphere and if you have a problem there’s always someone there to help you