Every artist needs a well from which to draw their inspiration

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Every artist needs a well from which to draw their inspiration and a studio to perfect their skills. BIFE’s two-year Fine Art course offers both, and more.

Year one will allow you to develop your skills in drawing, painting, printing, and ceramics, alongisde your tutors and classmates in BIFE’s renowned studios. A whole new world of methodology and concepts will be explored as you work in this energetic and pratical space. 

Year two is all about perfecting your craft, your own way. You will be encouraged to take a self-directed approach to your art, and to produce some work for an exhibition at the end of the year. Equipped with this new knowledge and practical ability, your future will be in your hands, with plenty of higher education progression options available to you – abroad and at home.

Certification: BTEC Higher National Diploma in Fine Art Level 6+Equivalence on the NFQ

Duration: Two Years

Location: Bray Institute of Further Education

Programme of Study

Year One (HNC)

Visual Communication in Art & Design, Ideas Generation & Development in Art & Design, Contextual & Cultural Referencing in Art & Design, Fine Art Painting, Fine Art Printmaking, Fine Art Ceramics, Drawing in Fine Art, Commissioned Art Work and Professional Practice in Art & Design.

Year Two (HNC)

Digital Image Creation & Development, Personal Development through Drawing, Critical Study in Art & Design, Ideas in Context, Management of Art Exhibitions, Site Specific Fine Art, Project Design and Implementation & Evaluation.

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 be considered in lieu of formal qualification. Places are offered following successful interview. Applicants will be requested to complete a brief for submission at interview.

Why not take those first steps now? Call Bray Institute of Further Education on 085 745 9943 for more information on enrolling and starting your new career.

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