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I would advise them to give it a go - it doesn’t mean you have to work there long term. You must know how to speak a language other than your mother tongue reasonably well, as a good proficiency is essential. It’s also important to know and understand the cultural diversity that makes up the European Union.

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It is also important for young Irish people to consider moving to countries that are not English speaking and working for the EU would be very useful to your long term career.
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Art Craft & Design

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

Bray Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course is an opportunity for students to work with a range of 2D and 3D media. By the end of the year students will have a portfolio of work as a result of the completion of a series of projects crossing over disciplines in art, craft and design.

Observational drawing is the foundation for all projects. Students are encouraged to develop ideas through experimentation and are supported in refining their skills over the course of the year. Each student participates in the annual end of year exhibition.

What will you Study?

Drawing 5N1862
Ceramics 5N0759
Painting 5N1302
Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design
Design Skills
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Printmaking 5N1373
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