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Art. Design & Mixed Media

Course Code(s):  5M1985 ADM
QQI Award Code:  5M1985 Art
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1985 ADM
QQI Award Code 5M1985 Art
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course involves studio and location work. It enables students to develop drawing and observational skills and to explore creativity and personal expression through a broad range of creative processes including Sculpture, Mixed Media, Printmaking, and Fine Art based Photography. All projects are broad enough to allow students to develop a portfolio suitable to their particular interests - Fine Art, Design, Photography etc. A one art week educational trip outside of Ireland takes place in the second term to inform, develop and stimulate the students' knowledge of the arts. Work experience takes place in the first term. It involves one week location drawing, a visiting artist's talk and workshop, and one week in studio 3D work. In the final term students can choose to engage with a community linked art project, making artworks in response to the local community.

What will you Study?

Appreciation of Art
Craft and Design
Combined Materials 5N0764
Communications 5N0690
Drawing 5N1862
Figure Studies
Painting 5N1302
Photo-Imaging for Fine Art and Graphics
Printmaking 5N1373
Sculpture 5N1918
Work Experience 5N1356
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. 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.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
AAXXX 5M1985

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Related Career Sectors

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