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Art - Portfolio Preparation

Course Code(s):  5M1985
QQI Award Code:  5M1985 Art
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course gives students the skills necessary to develop a creative approach to Art. Advice will be given on portfolio selection and layout suitable for application to Third Level colleges.

What will you Study?

Combined Materials 5N0764
Painting 5N1302
Drawing 5N1862
Printmaking 5N1373
Sculpture 5N1918
Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design 5N0755
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
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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