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Design (Year 2)

Monday, 15 June 2020

Design (Year 2)

Course Code: CI062AT
Course Level: 6
Award Title: QQI Level 6 Certificate in Art
QQI Code: 6M4029
Duration: 1 Year
Design Year 2

Entry Requirements
QQI Level 5 Award or Equivalent in a related discipline, such as Art or Design, or another creative field. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements but can demonstrate industry experience.

Course Description
This course aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competency necessary to work and study in the area of creative design.

Through a broad creative journey, the course content focuses on the technology and many practical applications in relation to art and design. Experimentation with materials and construction methods will form the basis of the learners’ portfolio and skill set. The role of a designer will be studied in real life projects, while integrating with a broad range of disciplines and modules.

The content will be based around researching design problems, exploring design approaches, developing initial design ideas. Through model making, prototypes and proposing design solutions, each student will be encouraged and given the opportunity to develop their own niche area in the field of design. 

Course Content
  • Design Skills
  • Drawing
  • History and Appreciations of Art and Design
  • Work Experience
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Illustration Techniques and Practice
  • Sculpture
  • Combined Materials
  • 3D Design Materials
  • Digital Photography

Career Opportunities
Jobs available to graduates of this course are diverse and include a range of occupations in 3D design, visual communication, UI design, graphic design, architectural design practices and organisations, craft specialists, local authorities, specialist design offices, media, product design and furniture design. Students will develop a competitive edge by producing a portfolio of creative designs that are also production ready.

Progression Opportunities
Through compiling an extensive portfolio this Level 6 award can contribute to the student’s application to further and higher education. A visual portfolio and the content and context that a Level 6 programme provides can demonstrate design exploration directly relevant to the programme they wish to apply for. In such cases, it is possible to gain module exemptions and / or entry to an advanced stage of a degree programme.