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Kerry College – Clash Road Campus Digital Design with Visual Communication

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Course Code:
QQI - Level 5

Course Aim

Do you have a passion for creative arts? Are you a practical and hands-on type of person? Are you looking for a pre-university course that will prepare you for Art College or university?
Are you interested in developing creative skills for the workplace?

Digital Design with Visual Communication helps you develop skills in graphic design, photography, interactive media production, web and content development in a hands-on practical way. You will learn how to express your creativity through a variety of interactive media technologies while answering real-word briefs, often in collaboration with industry or third level institutions.
Creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving are widely considered to be the most sought-after skills by employers in the future. These skills form the corner-stone of this course which deals with design as a problem-solving activity and explores the intersection of creativity and technology.

Course Content
Computer Illustrated Graphics (5N1929)
Design Skills (5N0784)
Digital Photography (5N1270)
Multimedia Authoring (5N1299)
Multimedia Project Development (5N1300)
Work Experience (5N1356)
Team-working (5N1367)
Web Authoring (5N1910) 


If you complete a QQI major award with Kerry College, you may use your results to progress to third level (University, Technological University or Institute of Technology). You may apply under the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS).


  • Applicants must be 16+ years of age on entry to the course.
  • Leaving Cert, LCVP, LCA or QQI Level 4 Major Award.
  • Mature applicant route available for applicants aged 23+.
  • Competent written and spoken English (CEFR B2 or Higher).
  • Non-EU/EEA applicants must have permission to work in Ireland.

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