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Art. Craft & Design

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

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

Course Description

This course aims to provide students with an opportunity to develop creatively in the areas of art craft and design. Students are encouraged to explore a broad range of practical experiences in an experimental way. Opportunities are offered outside those presented by the Leaving Certificate programme.

The course helps students to identify strengths and helps them to evolve a strategy toward achieving their aims, be it in assembling a portfolio to gain entry to a third level art and design course, other third level courses or to proceed to employment.

What will you Study?

Drawing 5N1862
Design Skills
Sculpture 5N1918
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Ceramics 5N0759
Painting 5N1302
Printmaking 5N1373
Combined Materials 5N0764
Graphic Design
Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design
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)

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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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
AACDX 5M1984

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Further Research

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Hand­crafted Fur­ni­ture Design / Construction Technology Drogheda Institute of Further Education 
Graphic Design O'Fiaich Institute 
Photographic Studies O'Fiaich Institute 
Creative Media - Advanced O'Fiaich Institute 
Art, Craft and Design Portfolio Preparation Drogheda Institute of Further Education 

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

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O'Fiaich Institute
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