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Art & Design Portfolio with Graphic Design

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Limerick College of Further Education

Limerick College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1984 AGDX
QQI Award Code 5M1984 Art, Craft and Design
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This intensive 1 year, full-time programme offers a foundation in Art and Design portfolio preparation with an emphasis on Graphic Design. Learners use a variety of media within the area of Art and Design, combining traditional skills and new computer technologies in a creative environment. Industry standard computer software is used. This programme can lead to Advanced Art (Level 6) and can also lead to further studies at third level colleges in Ireland and abroad.

What will you Study?

This intensive 1 year, full-time programme offers a foundation in Art and Design portfolio preparation with an emphasis on Graphic Design. Learners use a variety of media within the area of Art and Design, combining traditional skills and new computer technologies in a creative environment. Industrystandard computer software is used. This programme can lead to Advanced Art (Level 6) and can also lead to further studies at third level colleges in Ireland and abroad.

Typical Modules; Drawing, Life Drawing, Printmaking, Design, Painting, Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Ceramics, Communications and Work Experience.
Drawing 5N1862
Life Drawing 5N1862
Printmaking 5N1373
Design
Painting 5N1302
Graphic Design
Digital Photography 5N1270
Ceramics 5N0759
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
AACDX 5M1984

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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   Industrial Designer  
Textile Designer   Furniture Designer / Maker  
Artist   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Costume Designer   Sculptor  
Potter / Ceramicist   Illustrator  
Screen Printer   Architect - Conservation  
Taxidermist   Packaging Designer  
Craft Designer   Ceramics Designer  
Arts Administrator   Digital Media Designer  
Typographer   Photographer  
Interior Architect / Designer   Dressmaker  
Film / Video Editor   Creative Director  
Graphic Designer   CAD Technician  
Fashion Designer   Animator  
Camera Operator   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Architect   Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery  
Instrument Craftsperson   Musical Instrument Technician  
Textile Dyeing Technician   French Polisher  
Woodturner / Woodmachinist   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Glassmaker   Upholsterer  
Metal Fabricator   Modelmaker  
Teacher - Art and Design    Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Theatre / Television Designer   Cartoonist  
Production Designer - TV/Film   Milliner  
Tattoo Artist   Designer / Maker - Craft  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Newspaper - Magazine Editor  
Desktop Publisher   Broadcasting Researcher  
Broadcasting Production Assistant   Writer  
Journalist - Radio / Television   Literary agent  
Visual Merchandiser / Window Dresser   Transport Design Engineer  
Boat Builder    

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
Media & Publishing
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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