QQI Level 5 Course Code: 5M5048

20160203_133232 computer illustratd graphicsCourse objective

This is a one year full-time programme that enables students to develop their observational skills, to explore creativity and personal expression through a broad range of creative digital processes including drawing, animation drawing, computer illustrated graphics, digital photography, graphic design and photoshop.


Successful QQI Level 5 Award Holders may apply for places in Third Level Colleges e.g. Limerick Institute of Technology, LIT Clonmel, Dublin Institute of Technology, Cork Institute of Technology , Athlone Institute of Technology, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology and many other institutes to further their education.

Course modules

  • Script Writing
  • Animation Drawing Studies
  • Computer Illustrated Graphics
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Work Experience
  • Digital Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Image Processing/ Photoshop
  • Drawing

*Modules subject to change

Work experience

Students must obtain 10 days’ work experience in a vocational related area. Garda Clearance maybe required for work experience.

Entry requirements

Students should be of Leaving Certificate standard or Applied Leaving Certificate with distinction. Portlaoise Institute of Further Education welcomes applications from mature students. Mature students are assessed on their merits and may not require the above qualifications. Students must have a strong interest in a field of digital creative media.


Certificate in Creative Media (5M5048 – QQI Level 5)

Student Grants

Eligible Students may apply for a Further Higher Education Grant or in some cases Back to School Allowance.


Students may apply on-line from the 23rd January 2017. Facilities will be available in Portlaoise College Institute of Further Education for students to apply on-line on Thursday 9 March 2017 between 5pm and 7.00pm (Open Evening)


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5 days per week - Monday to Thursday 9am - 3:55pm and Friday 9am - 1:15pm

For further details, please contact

Ms Aileen Phelan,

Portlaoise College,

Mountrath Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Tel: (057) 8621480 / 8621456

Email: aphelan@portlaoisecollege.ie

Each PLC course is subject to availability. Laois & Offaly ETB reserves the right to cancel or discontinue courses.