Students on the CSN portfolio preparation course, Art, Craft and Design are building on their skills through research and observation.
Drawing is the basis of this intensive, hands-on, workshop and studio-based course.
Students have the opportunity to balance their studies with personalised
time tables leading towards application to 3rd level colleges and Universities in Ireland and the UK. Students who are interested in design areas are encouraged to explore design-based modules where students interested in Fine Art are studio-based in painting and drawing as well as sketchbook studies that include collage and other integral subsidiary modules in graphic design and design (for both fashion and architecture), combined materials, ceramics, sculpture, photography, Art Appreciation, and mandatory modules in Communications and Work Placement.
Students come away from the course with a sense of community in the arts - and an understanding of international trends in the arts that affect Ireland. Research can be done in the CSN library, where there is a fine collection of art and design books or on the Internet. The college has computer facilities, as well as basic tuition for students in Photo shop (through Digital Photography and Graphic Design).
Research Paper-writing is a major focus (midyear) of Art Appreciation, along with continued encouragement, for all students, to attend Festivals and arts co-op plus gallery events in Cork and environs. Guest speakers are part of well-rounded curriculum along with discussion groups, initiated in Communications classes plus tutorial-time, allowing for one-to-one tuition.
For further information about the course, contact Lucy Phelan, Art, Craft and Design - Course Director (021) 4961020, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.csn.ie (Art and Design Department)