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|QQI Award Code||5M1985 Art|
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 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.
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.
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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.
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