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Professional Arts Practice - Advanced

Course Code(s):  6M4029
QQI Award Code:  6M4029 Art
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This is an Art, Craft & Design programme for students to advance their Art skills, whilst developing the necessary expertise to establish studios as Professional Artists/Designers/Craftspeople. There will be a high level of self exploration on the course and the students will be expected to do additional work outside course hours.

The course is suitable for students who are dedicated to establishing their own studio, who have sufficient experience in their subject areas and who are well able for self directed studies at an academic level.

What will you Study?

Painting 6N3452
Drawing 6N3569
History and Appreciation of Art and Design
Combined Materials 6N3587
Communications 6N1950
Creative Application Ceramics
Sculpture
Work Experience 6N1946
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

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
APAPX 6M4029

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Cartoon Animation - Advanced St. John's Central College 
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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   Packaging Designer  
Artist   Furniture Designer / Maker  
Textile Designer   Industrial Designer  
Illustrator   Screen Printer  
Typographer   Digital Media Designer  
Arts Administrator   Architect - Conservation  
Interior Architect / Designer   Dressmaker  
Camera Operator   CAD Technician  
Fashion Designer   Film/Video Tape Editor  
Architect   Creative Director  
Graphic Designer   Animator  
Ceramics Technologist   Bookbinder (Craft)  
Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery   Musical Instrument Technician  
Textile Machinery Technician   Toolmaker  
Carton maker   Cabinet Maker  
Ergonomist   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Metal Fabricator   Modelmaker  
Glassmaker   Printer  
Instrument Craftsperson   Draughtsperson  
Woodturner / Woodmachinist   Teacher - Art and Design   
Architectural Technician / Technologist   Carpenter / Joiner  
Health & Safety Officer   Data Protection Officer  
Data Steward / Data Manager   Data Scientist  
Occupational Hygienist   Production Designer - TV/Film  
Cartoonist   Theatre/Television Designer  
Designer/maker   Horologist  
Blacksmith   Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson  
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
Business Organisation & Business Management
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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