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3 Draft Leaving Certificate specifications consultations

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Craft and Design

The Craft and Design course is divided into four different areas,

  1. Fashion and Textiles,
  2. Graphic Communication and Print Media,
  3. Three-Dimensional Studies,
  4. Lens-Based Studies.

The course is designed to provide an ideal practical opportunity for students to develop their cognitive, creative, technological, aesthetic and manual abilities.

The course encourages students to explore different craft and design possibilities using basic tools and equipment and to experiment and become familiar with the basic processes related to their chosen crafts. It also seeks to promote an understanding of the principles of good design. The students are also presented with an opportunity to explore the historical applications of these crafts and to consider their present usage as well as their vocational possibilities.