Course Code ADT
NFQ Level 5
Duration 1 Year
QQI Code 5M1985
Award QQI Level 5 Certificate in Art
This one-year portfolio course places a strong emphasis on Design, such as Costume Design, Product Design, Model Making, Props, Design for Stage and Screen, Design for Street Theatre, Craft Design and Fashion and Set Design. You will be taught the necessary skills to research all ideas visually, through drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and design. Assignment work is purposely broad enough to allow you to build up a portfolio suitable for your area of particular interest, whether it is fine art or design.
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.
The ADT art program is a great first step if you are considering working in the areas of stage and screen. Skills learnt here can be used in prop making, makeup artistry, costume or a half dozen other disciplines. This is not your typical portfolio course.
Ed Rourke, Professional Prop Maker with Game of Thrones
Ed Rourke has been a visiting lecturer on the ADT course for a number of years. Ed works as a professional prop maker, sculptor and puppet maker in film, television, theatre and street theatre. He has worked on Game of Thrones, Penny Dreadful and Into the Badlands to name a few, and most recently on Apple TV’s “Foundation” which is due to air in 2021.