Art,Craft & Design QQI Level 5 Course Code: 5M1984
The Art, Craft and Design (ACD) course offers students the opportunity to explore the varied aspects of fine art, design and craft. Over the year students develop and enhance basic skills in drawing and design and transfer these skills into other areas of study such as ceramics, painting and combined materials amongst others. The student will finish the year with a comprehensive body of skills and a professional portfolio of work to use for third level applications.
Students also get the opportunity to travel to Florence on the annual trip.
All Art Students will also take part in a graduate exhibition at the Dunamaise Art Centre in Portlaoise
- Leaving Certificate or equivalent standard of education
- Succesful completion of interview and online assessment
- Applicants are also requested to present samples of their work
- Good drawing skills are essential
AREAS OF STUDY*
- Design Skills
- Creative Embroidery
- Combined Materials
- Art Appreciation
- Work Experience
COURSE DURATION & FREQUENCY
1 academic year full time – 5 days per week
For those students who do not wish to attend third level, there are varied employment opportunities in the area of art and creative enterprise.
EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPTIONS
Students who successfully complete this level 5 course may have the option to continue their studies at the Centre, progressing to our QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Art.
Students who have satisfied the criteria set by the CAO process for progression to third level education, may secure a place in the National Universities of Ireland and many of the Institutes of Technology.
Possible Progression Options include*:
|CAO Title||Level / Course Title||College|
|LC110||Level 8 - First Year Core Year Art and Design Common Entry||LSAD|
|AD101||Level 8 - First Year Art and Desig n Common Entry||NCAD|
|AL763||Level 8 - Visual Communications||AIT|
|GA283||Level 8 - Contemporary Art||GMIT|
|CR210/CR220||Level 8 - Contemporary Applied Art/Fine Art||Crawford College of Art|
*Places are not guaranteed in these institutes and entry is subject to students meeting certain criteria. Please check with the individual college websites for more information on application. Information also available at www.cao.ie
There are no tuition fees payable to Abbeyleix Further Education and Training Centre. However, please note there are costs involved in taking a course e.g. materials, additional training and QQI exam fees.
There is free transport available from Portlaoise, Mountmellick, Portarlington, Rathdowney and Mountrath,
VTOS/PLC places are available on the course (please contact the Centre for further information). The range of financial support available to students includes: Student Maintenance Grant (SUSI) and the Back to Education Allowance. For further information click on HEA Student Finance and SUSI
*Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board reserves the right to refuse course admission and/or completion.
Certificate in Art, Craft & Design
Start Date: September 2021
End Date: June 2022
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