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College of Further Education Dundrum

College of Further Education Dundrum
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Course overview

Course Code 6M4368
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course will provide students with a broad textile and craft education base. Students will incorporate new ways of working and expand their textile practice. Emphasis is placed throughout the course on drawing, design and the production process. Students will develop their own experimental textiles and fibres using unusual material and the latest techniques. They will explore how textile artists and designers use fabric manipulation and stitch for craft and design.

What will you Study?

Fabric Manipulation
Printed Textiles
Combined Constructed Materials
Painting
Studio Practice
Communications
Work Experience
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.

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