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As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.

Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.

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Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE

Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE

Art 2


Course Code:  6M4029
Award Code(s):  6M4029
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This one year full-time course offers an integrated approach to painting, ceramics, textiles, digital photography, printmaking and mixed media and allow the students the confidence to further develop their own personal creative skills and concepts.

Students are provided with a dedicated working space and the use of a wide range of materials and equipment including a purpose built painting studio and a fully equipped print & ceramics workshop. Students are offered support and encouragement through individual tutorials by an experienced team of professional arts practitioners. Practical workshops are tailored to equip each student with the skills to either continue in independent professional practice or to progress to third level study.

 

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 6N3569
Painting 6N3452
Creative Application Ceramics 6N3445
Digital Photography 6N3589
Design Skills 6N3446
Printmaking 6N3568
Combined Materials 6N3587
History & Appreciation of Art & Design 6N3450
Communications 6N1950
Work Experience 6N1946

 

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

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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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6M4029