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Jewellery Making & Art Metal Craft

Course Code(s):  JMXX 5M1981
QQI Award Code:  5M1981 Creative Craft
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Limerick College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code JMXX 5M1981
QQI Award Code 5M1981 Creative Craft
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This new and exciting course in jewellery making and art metalwork will offer students a unique opportunity to experience and develop skills in design, and jewellery making with a view to encouraging participation in the practice on an ongoing basis. Students will complete projects in a variety of materials, with experimentation, creativity and skill emphasised throughout.

What will you Study?

Drawing
Design Skills
Art metal craft
Combined materials
Materials and finishes
Sculpture
Digital photography
Work experience
Communications
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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ACXXX 5M1981

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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   Photographer  
Potter / Ceramicist   Sculptor  
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Packaging Designer   Illustrator  
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CAD Technician   Architect  
Animator   Fashion Designer  
Ceramics Technologist   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Bookbinder (Craft)   Cabinet Maker  
Modelmaker   Musical Instrument Technician  
Instrument Craftsperson   Printer  
Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery   Draughtsperson  
Toolmaker   Woodturner / Woodmachinist  
Textile Machinery Technician   Ergonomist  
Glassmaker   Metal Fabricator  
Teacher - Art and Design    Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Carpenter / Joiner   Theatre / Television Designer  
Production Designer - TV/Film   Cartoonist  
Footwear Designer   Fashion Technologist  
Beauty Therapist   Beauty Consultant  
Fashion Stylist   Designer / Maker - Craft  
Hairdresser   Personal Trainer  
Tailor   Wigmaker  
Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson   Blacksmith  
Horologist   Transport Design Engineer  

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
Fashion & Beauty
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