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Art

Course Code(s):  6M4029
QQI Award Code:  6M4029 Art
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Westport College of Further Education

Westport College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 6M4029
QQI Award Code 6M4029 Art
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This Level 6 Art Course offers students an opportunity to build on their existing skills and develop their personal visual expression through experimentation in a variety of media.

Students have the opportunity to assemble a quality portfolio of work, which they may use to gain access to Diploma/Degree courses. In some cases it may be possible to progress to second year of certain courses.

What will you Study?

Drawing
Painting
History and Appreciation of Art and Design
Work Experience
Constructive Thinking Skills
Creative Application Ceramics
Printmaking
Sculpture
Printmaking 6N3568
History and Appreciation of Art and Design 6N3450
Painting 6N3452
Drawing 6N3569
Sculpture 6N3570
Work Experience 6N1946
Creative Application Ceramics 6N3445
Constructive Thinking Skills 6N3448
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)

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APAPX 6M4029

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