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Art & Design

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Course overview

Course Code 5M1984
QQI Award Code 5M1984 Art, Craft and Design
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one year Art and Design course gives students an opportunity to develop and explore their creativity using different aspects of Art, Craft and Design. One of the prime objectives of the course is to assemble a portfolio of high quality work, which may afford the student entrance to a course in any art college within the EU.

What will you Study?

ART & DESIGN (5M1984)

For more detailed information download the attached brochure: A4 Brochure for Art and Design Level 5 fin.pdf

This one year Art and Design course gives students an opportunity to develop and explore their creativity using different aspects of Art, Craft and Design. One of the prime objectives of the course is to assemble a portfolio of high quality work, which may afford the student entrance to a course in any art college within the EU. Work placement is arranged in business firms or professional offices. Many firms contact the college requesting that students from the course contact them with regard to full-time employment opportunities.

COURSE CONTENT

Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Combined Materials, Design Skills, Communications, Work Experience and Ceramics

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES This one year Art and Design course gives students an opportunity to develop and explore their creativity using different aspects of Art, Craft and Design. One of the prime objectives of the course is to assemble a portfolio of high quality work, which may afford the student entrance to a course in any art college within the EU. Students may also look for employment in the following areas: • All aspects of fine art • Animation • Computer Graphics • Film Making • Ceramics • Fashion Design • Graphic Design • Advertising • Model Making for the Film Industry.  Successful Participants have the opportunity to progress to further education in the field of Art, Craft and Design.

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION FROM THIS COURSE

Athlone Institute of Technology AL763 Design (Communications) level 7 AL862 Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design level 8

Dublin Institute of Technology DT546: Fine Art

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology DL041: Animation DL043: Visual Communications DL044: Visual Arts Practice DL046: Model Making Design and Visual Effects

Sligo Institute of Technology SG231: Fine Art

GMIT GA270: Art and Design

National College of Art and Design AD101: Art and Design

Limerick School of Art and Design LC110: Art and Design

Somerset College of Art and Design, Bristol, England

 CERTIFICATION On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive the following award:

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Art and Design (5M1984)

GRANT

Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.

Apply to S.U.S.I on www.studentfinance.ie

MATURE STUDENTS: As more and more people are aiming to get back into the workforce, mature students are invited to apply to any of the courses on offer at the college.  To encourage participation by mature students each applicant is assessed solely on the basis of an interview.  People who have been unemployed may avail of the Vocation Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) and Back to Education Initiatives (BTEI), and study at MBC without losing social welfare benefits.

Drawing 5N1862
Painting 5N1302
Printmaking 5N1373
Sculpture 5N1918
Combined Materials 5N0764
Design Skills 5N0784
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Ceramics 5N0759
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
AACDX 5M1984

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

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