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PLC (Further Education)

BTEC Higher National Diploma at UK Level 5

Textile Design & Fine Art Practice (HND)

Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Course Code
Career Zone
2 Years
Full Time

Course Summary

Throughout the course of this two year programme in Textile Design and Fine Art Practice, students are instructed in detailed knowledge and understanding of design and practice in both textile design and in the fine arts. Creative art practices are developed in a range of contexts. Students apply appropriate analysis to briefs and develop an in-depth knowledge of design processes and techniques. These are developed across a range of methodologies within the practices of fine arts, textile design and applied arts. Research, critical and evaluative skills will also be refined through the selection and refinement processes developed through self-directed and collaborative projects investigating contemporary issues in textile design and fine art practice.

Course Details

Ballyfermot College of Further Education
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This course prepares you for working in the following Career Sectors:

What will you study?

    Contextual Studies R/615/3513
    Individual Project (Pearson-set) Y/615/3514
    Techniques & Processes D/615/3515
    Professional Practice J/615/3542
    Applied Practice - Collaborative Project (Pearson) R/615/3544
    Advanced Digital Design Studies L/615/3591
    Media Practices L/615/3526
    Material Practices R/615/3527

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  • 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

The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:


Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

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Ballyfermot College of Further Education
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