Course Description

Crafts and Textiles with Ceramics



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.

Modules include
Fabric Manipulation
Printed Textiles
Combined Constructed Materials / Ceramics and Glass Craft Techniques
Painting
Studio Practice
Communications
Work Experience
One module may be carried from Level 5

Studio Practice
160 hours of studio practice is incorporated into the course. Students will produce a range of crafts items. They will also organise a Craft Fair.

Work Experience
Two weeks work experience is incorporated in this course.

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

CollegeDundrum College of Further Educaion
Course LocationDundrum, Dublin
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course CategoryCeramics, Art
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 6 Advanced Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsSuitability 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. For mature students, work experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
Carear PathStudents 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.
Phone1 2985412
Course Code6M4368
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