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Art 2

Course Code(s):  6M4029
QQI Award Code:  6M4029 Art
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE

Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This one year full-time course offers an integrated approach to painting, ceramics, textiles, digital photography, printmaking and mixed media and allow the students the confidence to further develop their own personal creative skills and concepts.

Students are provided with a dedicated working space and the use of a wide range of materials and equipment including a purpose built painting studio and a fully equipped print & ceramics workshop. Students are offered support and encouragement through individual tutorials by an experienced team of professional arts practitioners. Practical workshops are tailored to equip each student with the skills to either continue in independent professional practice or to progress to third level study.

What will you Study?

Drawing 6N3569
Painting 6N3452
Creative Application Ceramics 6N3445
Digital Photography 6N3589
Design Skills 6N3446
Printmaking 6N3568
Combined Materials 6N3587
History and Appreciation of Art and Design 6N3450
Communications 6N1950
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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APAPX 6M4029

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