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Don't just go into teaching because you are looking for long holidays. To teach everyday you need to like children, be very patient and understanding. However I feel it is one of the most rewarding jobs out there.
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Junior Cycle - Art, Craft Design

Subject Group: Artistic
These subjects involve developing creativity and the appreciation of the work of others. This involves learning the methods and techniques of the subject and producing your own work using these skills.

Brief Description:

In Art, Craft, Design you will have the opportunity to create images and objects using a variety of tools, materials and special equipment. To understand Art, Craft, Design it is important to make things yourself so that you learn and understand by doing.


How will Art, Craft Design be useful to me?

Many of the skills you learn while studying Art, Craft, Design are very useful outside of school and in whatever job you choose to do in the future. There are many career opportunities - areas such as: photography, illustration, interior/industrial/fashion design, education and architecture.


Note: A new specification for Junior Cycle Art, Craft, Design will be taken by first year students from September 2016.


The draft specification for Junior Cycle Visual Art can be accessed here


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View / Download Art, Craft Design Factsheet [pdf file]
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