Art, Craft and Design is one of the longest established portfolio courses in the country. On completion of this course a high percentage of graduates gain entry into their chosen art and design colleges in Ireland and the U.K. A wide choice of components gives the student an opportunity to sample different specialisms before committing to a degree course. This provides wonderful insights into professional art and design practice. Students gain skills and knowledge to become confident in their own work. This combined with individual tutorials leads to the development of a strong and individual personal portfolio. Students enjoy excellent facilities with purpose built painting, ceramic, sculpture, and print studios which are up to date industry standard equipment and software.
QQI Level 6
Advanced Certificate in Art
1 year fulltime
Applications are welcome from students with a QQI Level 5-FETAC Level 5 Award or equivalents and a recent portfolio of art work. All applicants will be interviewed.
The following subjects may be offered. Students will be examined in 8 subject areas.
Students are encouraged to develop their drawing skills as a personal language. Students will explore their own creativity and build concepts through research and sketchbook.
Students will engage with and explore all the elements involved contemporary painting practise and apply them to the development of a personal body of work.
- Creative Application Ceramics
- This module promotes the development of manipulative skills and stimulates the growth of individual creative processes in the area of ceramics.
- Digital Photography
The student will produce a portfolio of digital images that demonstrates their understanding of photo-shop and image manipulation.
- Design Skills
Students will understand the design process as a problem solving activity to generate ideas and develop creative thinking. Learners will gain the skills to communicate design concepts through research, planning and making.
Printmaking students will have the opportunity to explore and develop their personal work through a variety of advanced printmaking techniques such as collagraph, screen print and mixed media.
- Combined Materials
Students will explore a variety of surface and manipulation techniques such as encaustic, heat transfer, embossing, etc. Integration with other subjects is encouraged for final mixed media work.
- History & Appreciation of Art & Design
The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to understand the purpose and unique contribution of the visual arts across a range of cultures and to use the language and concepts of art criticism in evaluating own and others work.
- Work Experience
This module helps students to place themselves in a professional work environment. This gives them real hands on experience in their chosen field.
This module helps the student to develop the necessary skills to represent themselves professionally in their arts practise. This is done through investigating and responding to the specific needs of the art industry.
This course will enable graduates to continue their career in their chosen area of expertise.
- CIT Crawford BA (hons) Fine Art (CR220)
- CIT Crawford BA (hons) Contemporary Applied Arts (ceramics, glass, textiles) (CR210)
- CIT Crawford level 8 Special Purpose Award in Fine Art Textiles. (CR_ATEXT_8 )
- NCAD BA Textiles and Surface Design (AD101)
- GMIT BA Art and Design (GA270)
- LIT First year Art and Design (LC110)
- Thomastown Crafts Council certificate, CCoI ceramics and design skills course.
Progressive practise award for one level 6 Art student
Cork Printmakers education Bursary Award for one level 6 Printmaking student
All our teachers are practising artists and designers.
Excellent proven progression rate to third level study.
Regular student exhibions in our CSN Gallery space.
Annual participation in the Life long Festival where students devise and deliver creative workshops as part of work experience.
This year we are delighted to announce two new student prizes:
Printmaker of the Year, and Cork Printmakers Student Bursary Award.
This will be announced at our annual end of year exhibition in May 2015.