MCAST Introductory Certificate Or Finished Compulsory Education
Other Entry Requirements
Initial Assessment Tests and Drawing Test
The course provides an opportunity to school leavers in possession of the School Leaving Certificate to follow a structured programme of study in an area that is close to their interests.
The programme includes a significant amount of vocational practice that will help students form a clear idea of the nature of the vocation they intend to follow.
Students will learn basic art and design principles through workshop practice, art studio sessions and formal class tuition. Learners attend regular lessons in English, Maltese and Mathematics which will be contextualised to the field of art and design.
Assessment is continuous and involves both assignment work and tests. Students will be encouraged to build a portfolio of work which is a necessary requirement for progression to Level 3 courses.
Programme Learning Outcomes
× Research from primary and secondary sources to inspire and develop own work × Research and describe others’ work, using appropriate technical terms × Use modelling techniques in various materials with emphasis on Health and Safety × Apply learnt principles onto own work, keeping a visual record of progression and development of ideas.
Core Study Units
Key Skills: English Maltese Mathematics Information Technology Personal Development
Vocational Units: Visual Communication Media, Materials and Modelling Techniques Understanding Other People’s Work Working in Art Graphical Communication