• Code: KC (Year One); KD (Year Two)
  • Certification:BTEC Higher National Diploma in Fine Art Level 6+ equivalence on the NFQ
    • BTEC Higher National Certificate in Fine Art Level 6+ will be achieved after year 1
  • Duration:Two Years

Description

The new BTEC Art Practice course offers an exciting and challenging programme of study providing students with both essential subject knowledge and skills.

The course consists of a broad range of subjects from drawing techniques to 3D studies in ceramics and mixed media, printmaking, photography and art history.

Students who progress into year two are encouraged to develop a more self -directed approach whilst engaging with tutors. This provides the opportunity to specialise in and explore chosen subjects further.

Programme of Study


HNC- Year One

  • · Professional Development
  • · Contextual Studies
  • · Individual Project
  • · Techniques and Processes
  • · Media Practice
  • · Material Practices
  • · Printmaking
  • · Ceramics and Glass


HND - Year Two

  • · Professional Practice
  • · Applied Practice Collaborative Project
  • · Advanced Art Practice Studies
  • · Art Direction
  • · Ceramic Design
  • · Material Selection and Specification

Components subject to change.

Entry Requirements
  • QQI Level 5 award in the visual arts field
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent with a number of passes at higher level desirable.
  • Mature applicants - experience will beconsidered in lieu of formal qualification.


Places are offered following successful interview. Applicants will be requested to complete a brief for submission at interview.

Higher Education Progression*

UK and Northern Ireland Universities:

  • Final year of an Honours Degree in Fine Art (Apply through UCAS system)

Irish Universities & IT’s:

  • Learners may proceed via advanced entry to Honours Degree courses.

IADT

  • Art Level 8 (DL827) Year 3

*Places are not guaranteed in these institutes and are subject to students meeting certain criteria. Please consult the individual college websites for more information on application. Information available also at www.cao.ie

Course Co-Ordinator

Helen Pomphrey

Where are they now?

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

Bernie McAdam  

 "I am currently studying for my Degree in the University of Ulster in Belfast.  The Fine Art course in BIFE equipped me with the knowledge and skills  necessary to engage with further education."

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Carol O'Sullivan

This course offered more than I expected! Through a comprehensive study programme,

and continued support and advice from tutors, I have gained a greater knowledge and

appreciation of art. New concepts, methods and techniques played an important role

in the development of my personal 'fine art' identity that continues in the work I am

producing now. I am presently preparing for a solo exhibition, aided by the invaluable

lessons I have learnt from this Fine Art course. I highly recommend it!

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