Course Code: ADM
Duration: 1 Year
The course enables students to develop creative and conceptual ability and skills across the key areas of Fine Art practice – Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Print-making, Combined Materials, Figure Studies and Fine Art based Analogue /Darkroom Photography.
Whilst tacking specific Third Level Art College Briefs, projects are broad enough to allow students to develop a portfolio suitable to their own personal interests in Fine Art, Design, Photography, Fashion, Illustration.
Work Experience takes place in the first term with a two week block of creative practice. It begins with a week of cross-city location drawing, painting, photography and notebook research. The second week includes a workshop with a visiting artist and and a studio-based collaborative project in 3D and Combined Materials, constructing wearable and hybrid Sculptural artworks .
A week long art educational trip takes place outside of Ireland after college portfolio submission, normally to Paris or London, to enable students to deepen their knowledge of the arts.
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+).
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.
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
ADM students currently progress to all national third level Art Design Colleges, NCAD, DIT, IADT, LSAD, and also to international colleges in London, Edinburgh and Holland. ADM Portfolios are suitable for all national BA degree and HND applications in the areas of Fine Art, Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking, Design, Fashion Design, Photography, Display, and Character Design for Stage and Screen.