The Fine Art Practice & Design course is delivered using a mixture of practical demonstrations and hands-on activities which are designed to give students opportunities to make a wide range of unique craft, sculpture and fine art pieces. Practical skills such as ceramics, sculpture and fine art techniques are taught with an emphasis throughout on drawing and design, painting, drawing, light and colour.
- Creativity and a strong interest in design, and learning about textile and craft skills are essential.
- Leaving Cert/Leaving Cert Applied or its equivalent.
- For mature students, work experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications
160 hours of studio practice is incorporated into the course. Students will produce a range of crafts items and will also have the opportunity to put on a craft exhibition.
Students will be equipped with relevant work experience to pursue a range of career paths such as self-employed and freelance artists, commission work, designers and makers of craft objects. For those focusing on business and industry they will work as design consultants in the retail area, buyers, and sales.
The Career Guidance Counsellor in the College is available to advise students on the various progression options to Higher Education. Progression is available to IT Colleges through Higher Education Links CAO scheme. Examples include:
- IADT, DL827 Art
- NCAD –AD101-Art & Design (Portfolio)