• Code: KA
  • Certification QQI Level 6 Component Award in Art (6M4029)
  • Duration One Year

Description

This course caters to those applying to third level colleges in order to pursue a career in Art, Craft and Design. It is an intensive year suited to those who are prepared to commit to high work levels in and out of institute hours and short deadlines. The course reinforces an independent work ethic and encourages learners to take initiative. Through a range of problem solving tasks, practical and conceptual approaches to creativity are fostered. Self-motivation and personal commitment are essential. Due to the ambitious nature of the course, the work ethos and range of skills developed on the course will greatly bene t learners in further third level study. The aim of the course is to prepare a portfolio of the highest standard suitable for both Ireland and abroad. 

Programme of Study
  • Drawing Skills
  • Painting
  • 3D Studies
  • Combined Materials
  • Design Skills
  • Life Drawing


    Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate with 2 Honours (Higher Papers), 4 Passes (Ordinary Papers) including subjects required by the N.C.E.A and other third level governing bodies.


Places will be offered following successful interview. All applicants should bring a selection of their most recent, relevant work.

Career Opportunities
  • Designer (Textile, Fashion, Viscom Desginers)  
  • Fine Art (Painter, Sculptor, Printer)
  • Animator
  • Model Maker
  • Art Director/Educator
  • Multimedia
  • Production Design 
Higher Education Progression*

IADT:

  •  Animation (DL832)
  •  Visual Communications (DL826)
  •  Model Making, Design & Digital Effects (DL828)
  •  Design for Stage & Screen (Product Design) (DI831)


NCAD:

  •  First Year Art & Design (Core Year) (AD101)
  •  Design or Fine Art & Education (AD202)
  •  Product Design (AD212)


DIT:

  •  Visual Communication (DT545)
  •  Fine Art (DT546)


LIT:

  •  Fashion Knitware & Textiles (LC114)
  • Art & Design (LC110) 


Graduates may also transfer to leading third level Art & Design Institutes abroad such as central St. Martins, Kingston, Goldsmiths and Chelsea etc. 

Course Co-Ordinator

Annette Vella

Where are they now?

Meet BIFE students who have graduated from this course...

"The skills and experience I gained from the Art Portfolio course have been invaluable to me. You are taught how to work independently, to develop your own ideas and styles and to use your initiative, these practical and conceptual methods I have carried on right through college and into my career. Had I not done the course and gotten the experience I did there, I may not be where I am today; Annette is a fantastic teacher and shows you how to get the best from yourself and your work. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants a successful career in art." - Lynda Owens

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