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Fibre Art (Textile/Fine Applied Arts) - HND

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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code AFH
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course offers the student the opportunity to explore the principles and practices of textile fibre art under the umbrellas of fine art, design and craft. Through visual observation skills an understanding of design principles is achieved. Design Craft and Textile Skills are developed in a standard of professional practice. Competition briefs are built into the course structure with guest lecturers and technique professional practice workshops an integral element of the course. Through critical studies informed support and research skills for personal work is attained. Support computer skills are practiced within modules. Graduates participate in outside exhibitions- such as Art Source in the RDS. Current students exhibit in outside locations throughout the course of the two years.

What will you Study?

Year 1:
Developing Visual Language Skills for Textile Design
Fibre Techniques and Design Processes
Historical and Contemporary Fine Art and Craft
Design Practice in Fibre Art
Fine Art Printmaking
Printed Textiles techniques and processes
Life Drawing for Fibre Art
Ceramic Design

Year 2:
Self-directed Practice in Textile Fibre Art
Textile Fibre Art in a Professional Context
Critical Studies in Art and Design
Visual Language Techniques in Textile Design
Refined fibre Techniques and Design Processes
Professional Practice in Art and Design
Ideas in Context
Photography for Textile Fibre Art
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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