MCAST Introductory Certificate in Art and Design

MCAST Introductory Certificate in Art and Design

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MCAST Introductory Certificate in Art and Design
Course CodeAD1-01-14
MQF LevelLevel 1
Duration1 year full-time
Awarding BodyMCAST
Entry RequirementsFinished Compulsory Education
Other Entry RequirementsInitial Assessment Tests
Course DescriptionThis programme provides students, who completed their compulsory education and are in possession of their School Leaving Certificate, with an opportunity to follow an introductory course in the field of art and design. The programme focuses on basic art and design principles, with an emphasis on vocational practice, which enables students to understand better the vocation they intend to follow and prepare them for further training in the field. Key skills subjects help students improve 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. Understand the differences and similarities between art and design

2. Perform simple art and design tasks in accordance with clear instructions

3. Participate in the cultural life of the local community

4. Know the basic vocabulary, techniques and materials in art and design.

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Optional Units
Progress After CompletionMCAST Foundation Certificate
Career Opportunities