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Lynsey Gargan

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  Lynsey Gargan
With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.

There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.

Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.

One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.

Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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Moate Business College

Moate Business College


 

Art & Craft


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

 
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Art & Craft (5M1985)

A4 Brochure for Art and Craft Level 5 fin.pdf  Download the attached file with detailed information on Course Content, Certification, Career Opporturnties and Possible progression from the College.

Course Details

This course offers participants who would like to improve and develop their artisitic skills an on opportunity to do so on a part-time basis.  Students will partake in a wide range of art and craft related subjects, placeing emphasis on enjoyment and art as a hobby.

 The course is geared towards people who have an interest in this area and would like to gain some professional training and also for people who would like to take on art as a new hobby.

 The course will take place over a two year period to enable a wide range of subjects to be covered. Each individual student will decide if he/she would like to pursue the second year.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

An interest in art, design, colour and creativity

 COURSE CONTENT

Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Combined Materials, Collage Techniques, Communications, Work Experience and Ceramics

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

All aspects of fine art • Animation • Computer Graphics • Film Making • Ceramics • Fashion Design • Graphic Design • Advertising • Performing Arts Model making for the film industry.

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION FROM THIS COURSE

Athlone Institute of Technology AL763 Athlone IT Design (Communications) level 7 AL862 Athlone IT Visual Communications level 8

Dublin Institute of Technology DT546: Fine Art

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology DL041: Animation DL043: Visual Communications DL044: Visual Arts Practice DL046: Model Making Design and Visual Effects

Sligo Institute  of Technology SG231: Fine Art

GMIT GA270: Art and Design

National College of Art and Design AD101: Art and Design

Limerick School of Art and Design LC110: Art and Design

CERTIFICATION

On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required stand will receive the following award:

AAI Level 5 Certificate in Art (5M1985)

Applications are especially welcome from mature students 

GRANTS

Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.

Apply to S.U.S.I on www.studentfinance.ie

Mature Students

As more and more people are aiming to get back into the workforce, mature students are invited to apply to any of the courses on offer at the college.  To encourage participation by mature students, each applicant  is assessed solely on the basis of an interview.  People who have been unemployed may avail of the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) and Back to Education Initiatives (BTEI), and study at Moate Business College without losing social welfare benefits.


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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    

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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

(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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

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

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5M1985