This portfolio preparation course is designed to help students successfully access 1st year places on leading art, design and other specialist degree courses in Ireland and abroad. Our portfolio preparation course delivers a cross-disciplinary structure, exposing students to all aspects of the visual arts. In practice this means that the staff can build the course around the individual needs of each student. Every student is provided with a studio space and given the opportunity to use a wide range of media. The development of the students work relies on set projects, group critiques and one-to-one tutorials.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
QQI FET/FETAC Links
Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE
The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.
Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.