Certificate in Illustration for Beginners

Course Description

This 8-week course will teach you to develop illustration work through a series of practical exercises and a final project. The classes are led by a highly experienced professional illustrator, take you through drawing techniques and skills, and help you develop an ability to create illustrations for any project.

You will explore a variety of illustration styles and composition techniques, using various media and tools to develop the creative skills necessary to generate innovative, problem-solving ideas quickly for any brief.

Through practice, the techniques and skills shown in this course will allow you build creative confidence in drawing and mark-making. You will also become competent at conveying a specified message and / or tone of voice through the use of materials, colours, textures and styles, and you will explore visual narratives and storytelling as a graphic device to enhance communication.

Note: you will not need to use computers for this course, as you will use pens, pencils, sketchbooks and other media only.

Why study with us?
  • 25 Years experience providing design education
  • Mature student friendly
  • State accredited Institution
  • Strong industry connections
  • Design education taught by experienced design professionals
  • Part time/ full time/ in class/ online options
  • High rates of graduate employment
  • Award Winning Institute
  • Range of payment plans available
Further Courses

After taking this course, you may wish to explore one of our 10-week courses in Graphic DesignUX Design & Front-End DevelopmentFashion Design or Interior Design. You can also apply to our 1-year Certificate course in any of these design fields.

Language Requirements

We welcome international students to our courses. If English is not your first language, evidence of proficiency is required. This can be provided through a recognised English test result or qualified by experience e.g. where an individual has been working in an English speaking environment for 12 months +.

Entry Requirements

This course starts at the very beginning, and you will not need any software skills.


Please feel free to contact our Admissions team by email at admissions@dublindesign.ie or by telephone on 01 6790286. As numbers are limited for this course, pre-booking is essential.

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At a Glance

Start Date 29th September 2022
Duration 8 weeks
Study Mode Part-time Day
Fees 750
Accreditation DDI Certificate in Illustration for Beginners.