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Art & Design - Portfolio

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Limerick College of Further Education

Limerick College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This intensive full-time programme offers a foundation in Art and Design. Students will explore experiment and build on basic skills in a variety of media and disciplines. Drawing from observation is a core element as is the use of sketchbooks for research and creative thinking. This approach leads to the development of a varied and project lead portfolio essential in progressing to Art College. This programme can lead onto Advanced Art - Level 6 at Limerick College of Further Education.

What will you Study?

This intensive full-time programme offers a foundation in Art and Design. Learners will explore experiment and build on basic skills in a variety of media and disciplines. Drawing from observation is a core element as is the use of sketchbooks for research and creative thinking. This approach leads to the development of a varied and project lead portfolio essential in progressing to Art College. This programme can lead onto Advanced Art – Level 6 at Limerick College of Further Education.

Typical Modules; Drawing, Design Skills, Graphic Design, Painting, Digital Photography, Life Drawing, Printmaking, Ceramics, Communications and Work Experience.

Drawing 5N1862
Design Skills
Graphic Design
Painting 5N1302
Digital Photography 5N1270
Life Drawing 5N1862
Printmaking 5N1373
Ceramics 5N0759
Communications 5N0690
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.

Progression to CAO Courses

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AACDX 5M1984

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