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Art, Craft and Design

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Art, Craft and Design

Course Code: CI061AD
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Art, Craft and Design
QQI Code: 5M1984
Duration: 1 Year
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Art, Craft and Design
Art, Craft and Design

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Course Description
This course is designed for students interested in building a portfolio in different areas of art, craft and design. It is of interest both to students who wish to pursue a career or progress to further study in this area. The programme covers a variety of disciplines, as listed below. Practical studio-based assignments that emphasise problem solving and critical thinking form the basis of class work. Individual studio space allows for development of creativity and challenges the student to become more inventive and confident in their strategic thinking. Visiting artist workshops are organised to encourage an understanding of contemporary artistic practices and thinking. Students are given the opportunity to visit a number of exhibitions and art galleries throughout the academic year. An end of year show allows students to display work they have created in the course of the year.

Course Content

  • Ceramics
  • Design Skills
  • Drawing
  • Image Processing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Communications


Career Opportunities
Career prospects include employment in areas such as painting, graphic design, photography, fashion design, community art, illustration, arts administration and art teaching.

Progression Opportunities
Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).
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