Art, Craft & Design Portfolio Preparation Yr.1
Our Art, Craft & Design Portfolio Preparation (Creative Craft 5M1981) programme offers students an excellent opportunity to assemble a portfolio of work, which they may use to gain access to diploma/degree courses. The Creative Craft 5M1981 Award focuses on teaching and developing art and craft skills. Fine Art skills (drawing, painting, 3D Studies) are taught with the craft skills (jewellery making and enamelling; stained and fused glass; Wood craft skills and ceramics) to a high standard. Students will learn how to present their work (including picture framing) for an art gallery setting. Organising an Art, Design and Craft exhibition
in the Waterford City and County Central Library forms part of the Work Experience in second year.
For more information, please see www.adulteducationcentre.ie and our Facebook Page “Waterford VTOS”.
QQI Creative Craft – 5M1981
NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme.
CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English
Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway
Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners) *Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.
|Work Experience||Work Experience (5N1356)||QQI|
|Combined Materials||Combined Materials (5N0764)||QQI|
|Design Skills||Design Skills (5N0784)||QQI|
|Appreciation Of Art, Craft And Design||Appreciation of Art Craft & Design (5N0755)||QQI|
|Art Metalcraft||Art Metalcraft (5N1649)||QQI|
|Materials And Finishes||Materials & Finishes (5N1456)||QQI|
|Wood Finishing Level 5||Wood Finishing (5N1360)||QQI|
|Stained Glass||Stained Glass (5N4515)||QQI|
Graduates will have the skills, knowledge and competencies to start their own craft business. Local Enterprise Office sponsored “Start Your Own Business” and social media workshops are offered in the second year of the programme. Studio placements with the Kite Design Centre may also be offered.
Graduates have progressed to WIT and other third level art and craft courses e.g. Crawford College of Art and Design.
Waterford VTOS operates the Higher Links Scheme with WIT and IoTs. Creative Craft 5M1981 graduates can progress to the following programmes: BSc in Architectural Technology; BA(H) in Design (Visual Communications); Bachelor of Architecture (H); BA(H) in Visual Art and BSc (H) in Architectural & Building Modelling Technology.