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Art, Design & Mixed Media

Course Code(s):  5M1984
QQI Award Code:  5M1984 Art, Craft and Design
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Carlow Institute of Further Education

Carlow Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course is for students who are looking to produce an exciting, competitive and creative body of art portfolio work. Students will gain skills in creative thinking in drawing, mixed media, print, painting and various other media. Our students are very successful in securing places in all top art and IT colleges through guidance from teachers and dedication of students.

What will you Study?

Drawing 5N1862
Painting 5N1302
Design Skills
Combined Materials 5N0764
Communications 5N0690
Sculpture 5N1918
Printmaking 5N1373
Work Experience 5N1356
Portfolio Preparation
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Progression to CAO Courses

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
AACDX 5M1984

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Advertising Art Director   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Photographer   Potter / Ceramicist  
Sculptor   Costume Designer  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Architect - Conservation  
Artist   Furniture Designer / Maker  
Textile Designer   Industrial Designer  
Illustrator   Screen Printer  
Typographer   Digital Media Designer  
Arts Administrator   Packaging Designer  
Interior Architect / Designer   CAD Technician  
Creative Director   Camera Operator  
Dressmaker   Fashion Designer  
Film/Video Tape Editor   Architect  
Animator   Graphic Designer  
Ceramics Technologist   Ergonomist  
Carton maker   Musical Instrument Technician  
Bookbinder (Craft)   Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery  
Cabinet Maker   Textile Machinery Technician  
Metal Fabricator   Glassmaker  
Woodturner / Woodmachinist   Instrument Craftsperson  
Modelmaker   Toolmaker  
Draughtsperson   Printer  
Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith   Teacher - Art and Design   
Architectural Technician / Technologist   Carpenter / Joiner  
Production Designer - TV/Film   Cartoonist  
Theatre/Television Designer   Designer/maker  
Horologist   Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson  
Blacksmith   Broadcasting Researcher  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Desktop Publisher  
Newspaper - Magazine Editor   Originator  
Broadcasting Production Assistant   Literary agent  
Journalist - Radio/Television   Writer  
Print Media Craftsperson   Broadcasting Engineer  
Engineer - Transport Design    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Art, Craft & Design
Media & Publishing
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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