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Being a self-employed artist is probably the most difficult job really. You need to be highly motivated in the tasks you set for yourself. You need to be able to work on your inspirations and be totally focused on your targets. If your painting does not work first time you need to be able to learn from your experience and use what worked in another piece. Your ability to have confidence in your journey exploring your choice of subjects in paint is important. As regards doing workshops, bringing fun into the entire effort is the most important element to achieve. Your audiences will learn in a more sustainable way and produce drawings to be proud of.
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D-604
Interior Design

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in this level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

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Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

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The Diploma in Interior Design is a stepping stone to further study. 

This is not a CAO entry course - course fees required - apply directly to the college.

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The first two years of the Diploma in Interior Design are common to the BA in Interior Design (Level 7), therefore upon successful completion of Year 2, students can progress directly to the Year 3 of the Level 7 degree course. Not a CAO Course - Fees apply.


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D-604 - Interior Design
Griffith College Dublin

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D-604 - Interior Design
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Graduates are working as interior designers in design and architectural firms. Many choose to continue their education in design, while many others have set up their own design businesses.



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