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Art, Graphics & Printmaking Portfolio Course – Visual Communications

Course Code: AGP

Duration: 1 Year

OVERVIEW OF ART, GRAPHICS & PRINTMAKING PORTFOLIO COURSE

This course enables students to create and produce an interesting and dynamic portfolio of work. It offers students a balance between traditional methods of art making such as drawing, painting, print making, figures studies, alongside digital photography and computer graphic design, resulting in an integrated portfolio. A one week field trip takes place in the first term to stimulate the students’ research work. Throughout the year various artists and designer visit the college to talk and guide students. Many graduates progress on to NCAD, DIT, IADT and further afield.

COURSE CONTENT FOR ART, GRAPHICS & PRINTMAKING PORTFOLIO COURSE

  • Design Skills
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design Skills
  • Printmaking
  • Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design
  • Communications,
  • Drawing
  • Figure Studies
  • Painting
  • Traditional Black and White Photography
  • Work Experience

ART, GRAPHICS & PRINTMAKING STUDENTS’ WORK

View past students’ work.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ART, GRAPHICS & PRINTMAKING PORTFOLIO COURSE

Five O6/H7 in Leaving Certificate/LCVP or a merit in Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI level 4 Certificate. Art Portfolio (See guidelines). The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+).

ART, GRAPHICS & PRINTMAKING PORTFOLIO COURSE CERTIFICATION

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Graphic Design 5M1985

INTERVIEW GUIDELINES FOR ART, GRAPHICS & PRINTMAKING PORTFOLIO COURSE

Applicants should bring to interview a selection of 12 to 18 pieces of recent observational studies. The work should include both quick sketches and detailed drawings which demonstrate the ability to deal with line, tone, texture, colour and form using a variety of media (e.g. pencil, charcoal, pastel, oil, paint). Sketchbooks or notebooks can be included in the portfolio submission.

PROGRESSION FROM ART, GRAPHICS & PRINTMAKING PORTFOLIO COURSE

Graduates may progress to courses in Higher Education Institutions on a competitive basis through the new QQI Common Awards System (CAS). For information on the scheme see Higher Education Links Scheme.

Graduates with a merit profile may apply for entry to BTEC Higher National Diploma courses in BCFE, such as

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