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I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).

To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.

The interviewers are looking for intellegent, hard working, nice people who are genuinely interested in being with women in pregnancy and labour. They are looking for students who have a basic understanding as to what this entails.

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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 

Illustration - HND


Course Code:  AIH
Award Code(s): 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
In this course students will not only focus on developing their drawing, painting and media skills, but will also learn to regard their work in terms of commercial viability. Students will be actively encouraged to develop a range of illustrative styles and explore the entire gamut of illustrative practice, including editorial, archaeological, architectural, technical, instructional, fashion, as well as illustration for greeting cards, websites, book covers and childrens books.

Working on tailored and competition briefs will be a key component of the course. Lectures by visiting lecturers working in the field of illustration will take place throughout the course.

 

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.

Year 1
Illustrative Style
Materials and Processes for Illustration
Media
Materials and Techniques for Illustration
Representational Illustration
Principles of Life Drawing for Illustrators
Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design
Fine Art Printmaking
Digital Image Creation and Development

Year 2
Comics and Sequential Art
Refined Life Drawing for Illustrators
Expressing Illustrative Style
Imaginative and Conceptual Illustration
Professional Practice for Illustrators
Layout
Design and Typography
Art
Design and Media
Practice within the Digital Environment
Critical Studies in Art and Design

 

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