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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This is a portfolio preparation and general art course for students who wish to gain entry to a third level Art College in Ireland, the U.K. or abroad. The emphasis will be placed on the preparation of a balanced portfolio as well as developing skills in the art, craft and design areas. The portfolio, showing the student's individual sense of design and pattern, can use a wide variety of the modules covered on the course as well as the student's own interpretation of colour and design. Depending on the combination of modules a student can achieve a qualification in Art or Art, Craft and Design.

What will you Study?

What is Art Portfolio?

This is a portfolio preparation and general art course for students who wish to gain entry to a third level Art College in Ireland, the UK or abroad. The emphasis will be placed on the preparation of a balanced portfolio as well as developing skills in the art, craft and design areas.

The portfolio, showing the students individual sense of design and pattern, can use a wide variety of the modules covered on the course as well as the students own interpretation of colour and design. Depending on the combination of modules a student can achieve a qualification in Art or Art, Craft and Design. There is now a QQI Level 6 Certificate available in this area.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates may pursue an art diploma or degree in NCAD, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design, DIT, Institutes of Technology and Art colleges or in many of the IT colleges around the country.

Alternatively, a graduate may seek immediate employment in a range of art, design, animation, craft or community arts type projects. Many students progress to QQI Level 6, or Higher National Diploma and Degree programmes in Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design and so on. There is a Level 6 course 6M4029 available in Dunboyne College.

Drawing 5N1862
Design
Portfolio Evaluation
Work Experience 5N1356
Painting 5N1302
Textiles
Communications 5N0690
Word Processing 5N1358
Sculpture 5N1918
Embroidery
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.

Progression to CAO Courses

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