Certification

QQI Level 6 Creative Textiles - Code 6M4368

Duration

1 year Full-time

Aim

This course will provide students with a broad textile and craft education base.  Students will incorporate new ways of working and expand their textile practice.  Emphasis is placed throughout the course on drawing, design and the production process.  Students will develop their own experimental textiles and fibres using unusual material and the latest techniques.  They will explore how textile artists and designers use fabric manipulation and stitch for craft and design.  In addition, students will learn about ceramic and glass craft techniques.

Entry Requirements          

  • Suitability for the course will be assessed at interview. 
  • Creativity and a strong interest in design, and learning about textile and craft skills are essential. 
  • Students should have completed Level 5 Art, Craft and Design or present a portfolio of work which shows a competency that they have reached that level.
  • Leaving Cert/Leaving Cert Applied or its equivalent.
  • For mature students, work experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Programme of Study

Core Modules
  • Fabric Manipulation
  • Printed Textiles
  • Combined Constructed Materials / Ceramics and Glass Craft Techniques
  • Painting
Elective Modules
  • Studio Practice
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.

Studio Practice

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.

Work Experience

Two weeks’ work experience is incorporated in this course.

Employment opportunities

Students will be equipped with relevant work experience to pursue a range of career paths such as self-employed and freelance textile 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 personnel.

Progression

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)