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Art, Craft & Design - Portfolio Preparation

Course Code(s):  5M1984
QQI Award Code:  5M1984 Art, Craft and Design
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This is a one-year foundation course in Art and Design. There is a strong emphasis on art practice and portfolio preparation. Students work in a range of media focusing on the completion of work to the standard required for entry to Art and Design courses in Third-Level colleges in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the U.K.

What will you Study?

Portfolio Preparation
Drawing 5N1862
Design Skills
Painting 5N1302
Combined Materials 5N0764
Communications 5N0690
Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design
Work Experience 5N1356
Ceramics 5N0759
Sculpture 5N1918
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

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
AACDX 5M1984

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Further Research

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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   Furniture Designer / Maker  
Photographer   Potter / Ceramicist  
Sculptor   Costume Designer  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Artist  
Textile Designer   Industrial Designer  
Illustrator   Screen Printer  
Typographer   Digital Media Designer  
Arts Administrator   Architect - Conservation  
Packaging Designer   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Interior Architect / Designer   Dressmaker  
Architect   Fashion Designer  
CAD Technician   Film/Video Tape Editor  
Camera Operator   Animator  
Graphic Designer   Creative Director  
Ceramics Technologist   Cabinet Maker  
Bookbinder (Craft)   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery   Musical Instrument Technician  
Textile Machinery Technician   Carton maker  
Toolmaker   Glassmaker  
Printer   Draughtsperson  
Instrument Craftsperson   Modelmaker  
Woodturner / Woodmachinist   Ergonomist  
Metal Fabricator   Teacher - Art and Design   
Architectural Technician / Technologist   Carpenter / Joiner  
Theatre/Television Designer   Cartoonist  
Production Designer - TV/Film   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
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

Ratio of Male to Female participants:

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Grades Recieved:

source: QQI