This unique course offers a chance to enter Third Level as a part-time student to concentrate on textiles as an expressive medium within an Art College environment. This is a two year course: Year One integrates lectures and seminars (Mondays) with textiles studio (each Tuesday). Year One is a balance between lectures, essays, discussions, and presentations with the technical challenges of the broad range of textile techniques presented (stitch/print/weave/felt/paper/3d/basketry). In the second Semester, studio projects challenge creative investigation and research toward finished works around project themes. In Year Two only the Tuesday studio course is held, and is grounded in weekly group research discussions and seminars presenting samples and works in progress for feedback and development. Individuality and innovation are encouraged as final works evolve toward exhibition presentation, with units in commissioning proposals, and entry to international exhibitions. As a bonus, additional textiles research challenges entered alongside fulltime Applied Art students provide opportunities to exhibit both in the city and internationally, most recently (2017) alongside Tartu, Estonia, and Vilnius, Lithuania textiles departments.
Dates: Two Academic Years: 2018-19 and 2019-20
Fee: €1500 Year One–Academic studies + Studio; €800 Year Two Studio only
Location: CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Sharman Crawford St., Cork
Booking: Apply online at cit.ie/course/CRATEXT8 before 1 September