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Colaiste Chathail Naofa

Colaiste Chathail Naofa

Art Portfolio Preparation


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

 
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Description...
This programme is specifically aimed at those who intend to apply to 3rd level art colleges in order to pursue a career in Art, Craft or Design. It is an intensive core year suited to those who wish to explore their skills in a range of art disciplines, allowing them to develop their own identity and style.

This course prides itself on its success, whilst creating a positive enjoyable atmosphere, under the direction of highly experienced tutors and artists who base their teaching on their own practice. Course includes gallery visits and an optional cultural trip and the course will culminate in a group exhibition of students work.

 

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.

Painting
Drawing
Ceramics
Combined Materials
Sculpture
Printmaking
Communications
Work Experience
Art Appreciation
Design

 

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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AAXXX 

5M1985