MCAST Foundation Certificate in the Creative Arts

MCAST Foundation Certificate in the Creative Arts

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MCAST Foundation Certificate in the Creative Arts
Course CodeCA2-01-16
MQF LevelLevel 2
Duration1 year full-time
Awarding BodyMCAST
Entry RequirementsFinished Compulsory Education


MCAST Introductory Certificate


Other Entry RequirementsInitial Assessment Tests


Applicants with SEC/O-Level passes at Grades 6 or 7 in at least two subjects from Maltese, English Language and Mathematics or “Secondary School Certificate and Profile” (SSC&P) at Level 1 or 2 will be exempted from the Initial Assessment Tests and will start directly at Level 2.


Course DescriptionThis course provides an opportunity to students, in possession of the School Leaving Certificate, to follow a structured programme of study that explores the basics of various Creative Art disciplines, namely Art, Design, Media and Performing Arts.  The programme includes a significant amount of vocational practice, as well as essential key skills subjects that will help students form a clear idea of the nature of the vocation they intend to follow at higher levels while, at the same time, nurturing their competences within basic areas such as language, numeracy, information technology, science and personal development.
Study/Course DeliveryThis programme of study leads to the achievement of key competencies.  The emphasis is on the teaching methodology where embedding has been selected as the main pedagogical model.  Vocational Units are used as a vehicle for achieving the objective.
AssessmentAssessment of the programme is an integral part of the learning process. Varied assessment methods are employed. The learning process is completed by providing students with feedback that is both formative and summative in nature.
Programme Learning Outcomes1. Perform art and design tasks in accordance with clear instructions

2. Explore art and design techniques and materials

3. Understand the basic elements of photography, the moving image and digital arts

4. Use skills in drama, movement and music to express emotions and ideas.

Core Study UnitsUnit 1: An Introduction to Art

Unit 2: Design Principles and Elements

Unit 3: An Introduction to Media

Unit 4: Introduction to Performance Skills

Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After CompletionAny MCAST course at MQF Level 3
Career Opportunities