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Illustration & Model Making

Course Code(s):  5M1985
QQI Award Code:  5M1985 Art
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1985
QQI Award Code 5M1985 Art
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is a general foundation in art and design with a particular focus on the development of illustration and model making skills. The course structure is specifically designed to enable students to prepare a portfolio of artwork for entry to third level art and design colleges and to give expert support and guidance in making college choices.

Please compare this course with Art: Portfolio Preparation and Visual Communications: Design for more information and to see which group of modules suits you best.

What will you Study?

Drawing 5N1862
Design Skills 5N0785
Combined Materials 5N0764
Collage Techniques 5N0761
Printmaking 5N1373
Problem Solving 5N1615
Work Experience 5N1356
Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design 5N0755
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
AAXXX 5M1985

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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