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Fine Art - Portfolio Preparation

Course Code(s):  5M1985 FA5
QQI Award Code:  5M1985 Art
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Ormonde College of Further Education

Ormonde College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1985 FA5
QQI Award Code 5M1985 Art
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is a one year, full-time programme that enables students to express their artistic potential through a variety of artistic traditions and methods. From their own personal studio space, students learn about ideas generation and problem solving methods to develop the initiative and confidence to make art.

What will you Study?

Drawing 5N1862
Painting 5N1302
Sculpture 5N1918
Combined Materials 5N0764
Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design 5N0755
Printmaking 5N1373
Photographic Techniques 5N1538
Problem Solving 5N1615
Work Experience 5N1356
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