Course Code: AFH
Duration: 2 Years
This course offers the student the opportunity to explore the principles and practices of textile fibre art under the umbrellas of fine art, design and craft. Through visual observation skills an understanding of design principles is achieved. Design Craft and Textile Skills are developed in a standard of professional practice. Competition briefs are built into the course structure with guest lecturers and technique professional practice workshops an integral element of the course.
Through critical studies informed support and research skills for personal work is attained. Support computer skills are practiced within modules. Graduates participate in outside exhibitions- such as Art Source in the RDS. Current students exhibit in outside locations throughout the course of the two years.
Leaving Certificate/LCVP with a minimum H5 in Art and one other H5/O1 and three O6/H7 grades or equivalent or QQI level 5 award with a merit profile or BTEC National Diploma with a merit profile. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+).
HND in Fibre Art
This award is made by the UK awarding body BTEC Pearson and is not, at present, placed on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)
A Higher National Diploma is recognised by the QQI as being comparable to the Higher Certificate at NFQ Level 6.
Students of this course have progressed to further education on degree courses, some with advanced entry throughout Ireland, England, Scotland and Europe. Other graduates have progressed in industry in diverse areas such as stylist, fashion editor, special effects, accessories designer, fashion, textile and interior designers.
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