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Art & Craft - Professional Practice

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 a one year Professional Practice course in the area of Art and Craft. Students will work with a range of practical craft skills, focusing on a specialized skill base and developing pathways to employment or third level studies.

What will you Study?

This is a one year Professional Practice course in the area of Art and Craft. Students will work with a range of practical craft skills, focusing on a specialised skill base and developing pathways to employment or third level studies.


Drawing
Design Skills
Exhibition Techniques
Studio Practice
Work Experience
Entrepreneurship
Creative Application Ceramics
Combined Materials
Digital Photography
History and Appreciation of Art and Design
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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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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APAPX 6M4029

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