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Gairmscoil Mhuire - Athenry Vocational School

Art, Craft & Design with Portfolio Preparation

Code:  5M1985
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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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.
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Potter / Ceramicist   Sculptor  
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Artist   Textile Designer  
Industrial Designer   Illustrator  
Screen Printer   Typographer  
Digital Media Designer   Arts Administrator  
Architect - Conservation   Packaging Designer  
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Fashion Designer   Creative Director  
Film/Video Tape Editor   Camera Operator  
CAD Technician   Graphic Designer  
Architect   Interior Architect / Designer  
Animator   Dressmaker  
Carton maker   Musical Instrument Technician  
Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery   Metal Fabricator  
Modelmaker   Woodturner / Woodmachinist  
Glassmaker   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Instrument Craftsperson   Teacher - Art and Design   
Architectural Technician / Technologist   Theatre/Television Designer  
Cartoonist   Production Designer - TV/Film  
Designer/maker   Engineer - Transport Design  

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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.
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Progression Routes

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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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