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Art - Portfolio Foundation Course

Course Code(s):  5M1985
QQI Award Code:  5M1985 Art
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

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

Course Description

The purpose of this Course is to provide learners with an understanding of Art & Design. Students will prepare a portfolio of work with a view to entering third level colleges in Art & Design or to enhance their skills to find employment in an Art related area. Students will be encouraged to develop their creativity in a wide range of visual and artistic skills based on study through a number of art related modules.

What will you Study?

Drawing 5N1862
Sculpture 5N1918
Ceramics 5N0759
Painting 5N1302
Appreciation of Art / Craft Design
Communications 5N0690
Graphic Design
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.

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