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Art

Course Code(s):  6M4029
QQI Award Code:  6M4029 Art
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

Students who want to take their skills in the area of practical art skills to a new level and work in various areas of art attend this second year course to top up their original QQI Level 5 qualification.

This is a one year Professional Practice course in the area of Art, Craft and Design. Students will work with a range of skills, focusing on a practical art skills, gaining employment in art industry, or preparing for third level studies which can also include preparation of portfolio if required.

What will you Study?

Painting
Drawing
Design Skills
Sculpture
Combined Materials
Mixed Media
Communications
Work Experience
Arts Presentation
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.

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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
APAPX 6M4029

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