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Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE

Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE

Art. Craft & Design


Course Code:  5M1985 5M1984
Award Code(s):  5M1984
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
The one year full-time course is one of the longest established art portfolio courses in the country. Art, Craft and Design offers a very wide choice of subjects giving the student an opportunity to sample core art & design modules before committing to a 3-4 year course of study at 3rd level. Past students have found the year invaluable in understanding the level of commitment that is required in pursuing a career in the industry.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Drawing 5N1862
Design Skills: 5N0784
Painting 5N1302
Ceramics 5N0759
Sculpture 5N1918
Combined Materials: 5N0764
Printmaking 5N1373
Digital Photography: 5N1270
Graphic Design Skills: 5N1978
Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design 5N0755
Communications: 5N0690
Work Experience: 5N1356

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Advertising Art Director   Potter / Ceramicist  
Sculptor   Costume Designer  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Artist  
Furniture Designer / Maker   Textile Designer  
Industrial Designer   Illustrator  
Screen Printer   Typographer  
Digital Media Designer   Arts Administrator  
Architect - Conservation   Packaging Designer  
Photographer   Creative Director  
Camera Operator   Fashion Designer  
Film/Video Tape Editor   CAD Technician  
Graphic Designer   Architect  
Interior Architect / Designer   Animator  
Make-Up Artist - TV/Film   Dressmaker  
Musical Instrument Technician   Modelmaker  
Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery   Glassmaker  
Instrument Craftsperson   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Teacher - Art and Design    Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Theatre/Television Designer   Production Designer - TV/Film  
Cartoonist   Designer/maker  
Engineer - Transport Design    

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Art, Craft & Design
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on the Award Code below:

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AACDX 

5M1984