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Art, Craft & Design

Course Code(s):  5M1984 ACD
QQI Award Code:  5M1984 Art, Craft and Design
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

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

Course Description

One year full-time course providing students with an introduction to the various forms of art & design. It provides an excellent opportunity for students to prepare a high-quality portfolio of work for entry into third level art & design courses.

The course consists largely of studio-based project work. This is complimented by visits to exhibitions, galleries, studios and art colleges.

What will you Study?

Drawing 5N1862
Design Skills
Painting 5N1302
Sculpture 5N1918
Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design
Combined Materials 5N0764
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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.

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AACDX 5M1984

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