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Art College - Portfolio Preparation

Course Code(s):  5M1985
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Colaiste Ide College of Further Education

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1985
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This intensive portfolio course will develop learners’ talents in a wide range of visual and artistic skills. This portfolio will allow them to proceed to further study at third level. Learners will participate in local cultural festivals. Past graduates have been commended for their artistic contributions.

What will you Study?

Drawing 5N1862
Painting 5N1302
Sculpture 5N1918
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Design Skills
Computer 3D Modelling
Animation
Printmaking 5N1373
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.

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