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AD204
Fine Art

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 - 4 Years
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This is a 3/4 year course, you can spend the 3rd year working abroad or go straight from 2nd year to the final year, with pathways in - Print, Media, Painting, Sculpture, Applied Material Culture (Textiles Art & Artefact, Ceramics & Glass)

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PORTFOLIO REQUIRED.

NCAD's Portfolio Brief and Application Guidelines for 2018 entry can be found here.


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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
Five Distinctions + Portfolio

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