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Art. Craft & Design

Course Code(s):  5M1984 CI061AD
QQI Award Code:  5M1984 Art, Craft and Design
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1984 CI061AD
QQI Award Code 5M1984 Art, Craft and Design
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed for students interested in building a portfolio in different areas of art, craft and design. It is of interest both to students who wish to pursue a career or progress to further study in this area. The programme covers a variety of disciplines, as listed below. Practical studio-based assignments that emphasise problem solving and critical thinking form the basis of class work. Individual studio space allows for development of creativity and challenges the student to become more inventive and confident in their strategic thinking. Visiting artist workshops are organised to encourage an understanding of contemporary artistic practices and thinking. Students are given the opportunity to visit a number of exhibitions and art galleries throughout the academic year. An end of year show allows students to display work they have created in the course of the year.

What will you Study?

This course is designed for students interested in building a portfolio in different areas of art, craft and design. It is of interest both to students who wish to pursue a career or progress to further study in this area. Practical studio-based assignments that emphasise problem solving and critical thinking form the basis of class work. Individual studio space allows for development of creativity and challenges the student to become more inventive and confident in their strategic thinking. Students are given the opportunity to visit a number of exhibitions and art galleries throughout the academic year. 

Ceramics 5N0759
Design Skills 5N0784
Drawing 5N1862
Image Processing 5N1292
Painting 5N1302
Printmaking 5N1373
Sculpture 5N1918
The Internet 5N1611
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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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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
AACDX 5M1984

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