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Silversmithing and Jewellery Design

Course Code(s):  6M4206
QQI Award Code:  6M4206 Art Metalwork
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Central Technical Institute Senior College

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Course overview

Course Code 6M4206
QQI Award Code 6M4206 Art Metalwork
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The Art Metalwork course offers you the opportunity to research, design and develop skills in jewellery, silversmithing & fabrication.

Study will involve a balance of experience between traditional and contemporary methods of craftsmanship and terminology specific to the practice. Emphasis will be placed on the use of a wide variety of materials, experimentation, creativity and a high standard of professional practice to produce original work to a professional standard.

What will you Study?

Design Skills
Fine Metalwork Finishing
Jewellery Making
Communications
Work Experience
Combined Materials
Silversmithing and Fabrication
Metal Surface Treatment
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

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
6M4206

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Advertising Art Director   Photographer  
Potter / Ceramicist   Sculptor  
Costume Designer   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Artist   Furniture Designer / Maker  
Textile Designer   Industrial Designer  
Packaging Designer   Illustrator  
Screen Printer   Typographer  
Digital Media Designer   Arts Administrator  
Architect - Conservation   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Interior Architect / Designer   Dressmaker  
Film / Video Editor   Creative Director  
Graphic Designer   Camera Operator  
CAD Technician   Architect  
Animator   Fashion Designer  
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Bookbinder (Craft)   Cabinet Maker  
Modelmaker   Musical Instrument Technician  
Instrument Craftsperson   Printer  
Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery   Draughtsperson  
Toolmaker   Woodturner / Woodmachinist  
Textile Machinery Technician   Ergonomist  
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Carpenter / Joiner   Theatre / Television Designer  
Production Designer - TV/Film   Cartoonist  
Footwear Designer   Fashion Technologist  
Beauty Therapist   Beauty Consultant  
Fashion Stylist   Designer / Maker - Craft  
Hairdresser   Personal Trainer  
Tailor   Wigmaker  
Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson   Blacksmith  
Horologist   Transport Design Engineer  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Art, Craft & Design
Fashion & Beauty
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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