Art,Craft & Design QQI Level 5 Course Code: 5M1984
Fetchcourses.ie Reference: PLC 335882 | VTOS 344853
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
WHO SHOULD APPLY FOR THIS COURSE?
This course is suitable for Learners who have an interest in developing their artistic skills and gaining experience across different mediums. We also welcome learners who wish to prepare their portfolio for application to Art & Design Colleges.
Learners will be supported in identifying their individual progression needs and opportunities, including how to prepare for progression/ certification on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) or European Qualifications Framework (EQF).
- 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
WHAT WILL I STUDY?*
Drawing | Design Skills | Ceramics | Painting Creative Embroidery | Combined Materials Art Appreciation | Work Experience Communications.
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 Technological Universities.
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. These progression options are meant as a guide and they are subject to change. Please note there are other institutes available with similar courses. Please check with the individual college websites for more information on application. Information also available at www.cao.ie
There are no registration or tuition fees payable to Abbeyleix Further Education and Training Centre. However, please note the cost of materials is approximately €200 to include Art Pack and materials.
Cost of trip to Florence approx. €550-€600 (subject to availability). There is also an approximate cost of €10 per student for the hiring of a Life Model (subject to availability).
Free private bus transport is available from Portlaoise, Mountmellick, Portarlington, Rathdowney and Mountrath.
Students with their own transport are provided with free parking in the student car park at the rear of the Centre.
VTOS places are available on all full-time courses. Learners may be eligible to apply for a Student Maintenance Grant (SUSI) and the Back to Education Allowance. For further information click on HEA Student Finance and SUSI
Please contact the Centre for further information.
*Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board reserves the right to refuse course admission and/or completion.
Certificate in Art, Craft & Design Level 5
Start Date: September 2022
End Date: June 2023
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