Course Description

Art, Design and Mixed Media Portfolio Course

Art, Design, and Mixed Media is a broad one year Fine Art and Design Portfolio Course with a long history of success with NCAD, DIT, IADT, LSAD and international colleges.

The course enables students to develop creative and conceptual ability and skills across the key areas of Fine Art practice,- Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Print-making, Combined Materials, Figure Studies and Fine Art based Analogue /Darkroom Photography.

Whilst tacking specific Third Level Art College Briefs, projects are broad enough to allow students to develop a portfolio suitable to their own personal interests in Fine Art, Design, Photography, Fashion, Illustration etc.

Work Experience takes place in the first term with a two week block of creative practice. It begins with a week of cross-city location drawing, painting, photography and notebook research, followed in the second week by a visiting artists workshop and studio based collaborative project in 3D and Combined Materials, constructing wearable and hybrid Sculptural art-works .

A week long art educational trip takes place outside of Ireland after college portfolio submission, (normally to Paris or London) to inform and develop students knowledge of the arts.

CollegeBallyfermot College of Further Education
Course LocationBallyfermot, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 10
Course CategoryArt
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course Time1 year
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsFive O6/H7 in Leaving Certificate/LCVP or a merit in Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI level 4 Certificate. Art Portfolio (See guidelines). The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+).
Carear PathGraduates may progress to courses in Higher Education Institutions on a competitive basis through the new QQI Common Awards System (CAS). For information on the scheme see Higher Education Links Scheme Graduates with a merit profile may apply for entry to BTEC Higher National Diploma courses in BCFE, such as AGH HND in Graphic Design (Visual Communications) AIH HND in Illustration AFH HND in Fibre Art (Textile Design & Fine Art)
Phone1 6269421
Course CodeADM
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Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Ballyfermot Road
Ballyfermot, Dublin
Republic of Ireland
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