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Art. Craft & Design - Portfolio Preparation

Course Code(s):  5M1985
QQI Award Code:  5M1985 Art
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Sallynoggin 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 course is designed to help learners develop their skills in drawing, painting, 3D studies and life drawing, using a variety of media and materials including monoprint, pastels, charcoal etc. The course content is structured to cover many aspects of art, craft and design. While preparing a high quality portfolio, learners will also have the opportunity to complete a QQI Level 5 Award in Art with the potential to gain a maximum of 400 CAO points for entry into third level institutions. Study is arranged through a series of projects which are designed to enhance and develop learners' visual awareness and to support them in developing a portfolio of creative work.

What will you Study?

This course is designed to help learners develop their skills in drawing, painting, 3D studies and life drawing, using a variety of media and materials including monoprint, pastels, charcoal etc. The course content is structured to cover many aspects of art, craft and design. While preparing a high quality portfolio, learners will also have the opportunity to complete a QQI Level 5 Award in Art with the potential to gain a maximum of 400 CAO points for entry into third level institutions. Study is arranged through a series of projects which are designed to enhance and develop learners' visual awareness and to support them in developing a portfolio of creative work.

Drawing 5N1862
Painting 5N1302
Print
Combined Materials 5N0764
Graphic Design
Sculpture 5N1918
Digital Design
Photography
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Figure Studies
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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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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AAXXX 5M1985

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