This 1 year QQI programme is suitable for individuals who wish to further investigate and gain a better understanding, knowledge and appreciation of Art, Craft and Design. The programme offers a foundation in the area of Art, Craft and Design, and aims to enable the Learner to develop an understanding of the principles and techniques of Drawing, Painting and Craft. Learners will have an opportunity to experiment with a variety of media. Research through the use of sketchbooks is an important core element. This programme can lead onto the QQI Level 6 Advanced Art at LCFE.
This course prepares you for working in the following Career Sectors:
What will you study?
Combined Materials 5N0764
Design Skills 5N0784
- 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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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:
Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.
Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.
Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)
The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.
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