Course Code: ADT
Duration: 1 Year
This course is a one year portfolio course with an emphasis on three dimensional work, from both design and fine art sculptural aspects. Students are taught the necessary skills to research all ideas visually through drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and design. All projects are purposely broad enough to allow students to build up a portfolio suitable for their particular interest whether it is fine art, design or model-making.
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+). ADM, AGP and ADT are portfolio preparation courses.
Applicants should bring to interview a selection of art pieces of recent observational drawings and paintings in a range of media (pencil, charcoal, pastel and paint). Applicants should also include photographs of any 3D they have made. Sketchbooks or notebooks can be included.
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 Art and Graphic Design in BCFE, such as
ADT Portfolios are suitable for all national BA degree and HND applications in the areas of Stage and Screen, Model making, Fine Art, Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking, Design, Fashion Design, Photography, Display and Character Design for Stage and Screen.
ADT 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.