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Art & Craft

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 course offers participants who would like to improve and develop their artistic skills an opportunity to do so on a part-time basis. Students will partake in a wide range of art and craft related subjects, placing emphasis on enjoyment and art as a hobby. The course is geared towards people who have an interest in this area and would like to gain some professional training; and also for people who would like to take on art as a new hobby.

What will you Study?

Art & Craft (5M1985)

A4 Brochure for Art and Craft Level 5 fin.pdf  Download the attached file with detailed information on Course Content, Certification, Career Opporturnties and Possible progression from the College.

Course Details

This course offers participants who would like to improve and develop their artisitic skills an on opportunity to do so on a part-time basis.  Students will partake in a wide range of art and craft related subjects, placeing emphasis on enjoyment and art as a hobby.

 The course is geared towards people who have an interest in this area and would like to gain some professional training and also for people who would like to take on art as a new hobby.

 The course will take place over a two year period to enable a wide range of subjects to be covered. Each individual student will decide if he/she would like to pursue the second year.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

An interest in art, design, colour and creativity

 COURSE CONTENT

Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Combined Materials, Collage Techniques, Communications, Work Experience and Ceramics

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

All aspects of fine art • Animation • Computer Graphics • Film Making • Ceramics • Fashion Design • Graphic Design • Advertising • Performing Arts Model making for the film industry.

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION FROM THIS COURSE

Athlone Institute of Technology AL763 Athlone IT Design (Communications) level 7 AL862 Athlone IT Visual Communications level 8

Dublin Institute of Technology DT546: Fine Art

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology DL041: Animation DL043: Visual Communications DL044: Visual Arts Practice DL046: Model Making Design and Visual Effects

Sligo Institute  of Technology SG231: Fine Art

GMIT GA270: Art and Design

National College of Art and Design AD101: Art and Design

Limerick School of Art and Design LC110: Art and Design

CERTIFICATION

On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required stand will receive the following award:

AAI Level 5 Certificate in Art (5M1985)

Applications are especially welcome from mature students 

GRANTS

Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.

Apply to S.U.S.I on www.studentfinance.ie

Mature Students

As more and more people are aiming to get back into the workforce, mature students are invited to apply to any of the courses on offer at the college.  To encourage participation by mature students, each applicant  is assessed solely on the basis of an interview.  People who have been unemployed may avail of the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) and Back to Education Initiatives (BTEI), and study at Moate Business College without losing social welfare benefits.

Drawing 5N1862
Painting 5N1302
Printmaking 5N1373
Sculpture 5N1918
Combined Materials 5N0764
Collage Techniques 5N0761
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Ceramics 5N0759
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
AAXXX 5M1985

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

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