Illustration and Visual Storytelling

QQI Award in Illustration Level 6 (6M5150)

This course is for aspiring illustrators and storybook makers.  It is also suitable for those in the area of graphic design or fine art who wish to expand their skillset.   The course will focus on the skills necessary for good image making and how to tell a good story visually. You will be encouraged to develop you own style of drawing and illustration.

The course will blend digital technology with traditional methods and you will build a portfolio showcasing your work that will take you to the next level in education or industry. Career opportunities include Children’s Books, Comics and Graphic Novels, Merchandise – Greeting Cards, T Shirts, etc, Advertising, Freelance work.

Course Content

Illustration Skills, Drawing, Computer Illustration Graphics, Design Skills, Painting, Digital Photography, Creative Writing, Communications, Work Experience.


QQI Level 6


One year

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied and an interview. Mature students are welcome.

Career Opportunities

Learners can progress directly into Industry working in Graphic Design Marketing or areas such as digital marketing,  Data Visualisation, Branding, Advertising, or running their own business.

College Links

Successful learners may also progress to study at third level studying Illustration/Graphic Design in NCAD , DLIADT or TU Dublin. Successful learners can also progress to a number of Higher National Diploma courses in Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education.

Course Charges


*includes €200 Govt. charge