Official Course Code: CA4-14-22p
Official Course Title: Award in Art Portfolio Development
MQF Level: 4 Credits: 4
This part-time course in portfolio development will bring together students of different artistic disciplines enrolled in a relevant MQF L4 qualification / have qualifications applicable for entry into any MCAST ICA MQF L6 programme, where they will be taught the basic and common principles governing portfolio development. Students enrolled in this part-time course will then be divided into subgroups according to artistic discipline, each subgroup being led by a main professional with other professionals being able to join as required, where they will go into the specifics of portfolio development pertinent to their respective artistic discipline. It is envisaged that in this manner students in the various subgroups will receive multidisciplinary input into the making of their personal portfolios. Concluding sessions will bring all students together in one group where they will be able to constructively critique each other’s portfolio that would have been prepared during the various sessions making up this part-time course.
Students enrolled in a relevant L4 qualification / have qualifications applicable for entry into any MCAST ICA L6 programme.
Structure and Assessment
Course delivery is blended, and includes on-line or face-to-face lessons along with practical assignments where applicable.
Duration – 40 Hours
Part-Time Evenings or Saturday Morning – 14 Sessions of 3 Hours each (last 2 sessions of 2 Hours) Weekly Days of the Week (TBC) plus start and end time (TBC) of lectures
Note: Additional hours as directed by the Lecturer need to be dedicated by way of Self-Study / Research / Assignments / Projects / Presentations / Group-Work or similar.
These may be either Home-Based Assignments or Time-Constrained Assessments, on both an Individual Basis, as well as on a Group-Level Basis according to the Units being assessed, and may also include evaluation of hands-on practice.
LO1 Select works to be included in the portfolio.
LO2 Apply refined skills in editing and sequencing works to be included in the portfolio.
LO3 Construct the portfolio in a format appropriate to the works included.
LO4 Demonstrate in-depth critical knowledge about the contents of the portfolio.
LO5 Discuss the contents of the portfolio in relation to a wider sociocultural context.
Evidence of enrolment in a relevant L4 qualification / qualifications applicable for entry into any MCAST ICA L6 programme. Able to communicate effectively in the Maltese and/or English language.
Students who satisfy the following conditions may apply for consideration to join MCAST programmes as mature students:
Be in possession of the School Leaving Certificate
Have, by the end of the current calendar year:
Attained the age of 23 years for entry to programmes at MQF Level 5, Level 6 and Level 7 on the National Qualifications Framework.
Attained the age of 21 years for entry to programmes at MQF Level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework.
Attained the age of 19 years for entry to programmes at MQF Level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework.3
Demonstrate that they stand to benefit and show that they are able to follow the programme through an interview held for the purpose. The Interview Board may require candidates to undertake additional studies as part of their acceptance. The Board may recommend an alternative programme where it considers it appropriate. The Board reserves the right to evaluate the prospective candidate’s competences through an assessment. Students are advised to contact the Office of Part-Time Courses to clarify any queries.
Course participants may be awarded either an MCAST Certificate of Attendance or an MCAST Certificate of Achievement.
MCAST Certificate of Attendance
An MCAST Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to those candidates who attend at least 80% of the lessons.
MCAST Certificate of Achievement
An MCAST Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to those candidates who satisfy the 80% attendance criteria AND ALSO choose submit course assignments / or sit for assessments and achieves a Pass mark or higher.
Students who opt not to submit assignments or sit for the assessments or fail to achieve a Pass mark will however be awarded an MCAST Certificate of Attendance provided that they fulfil the minimum attendance criteria as stated above.