Thinking about an Arts Degree in the near future or do you wish to widen your education and career options? Pre-University Arts offers an effective gateway for students wishing to study Arts at Higher Education. Pre-University Arts is comprised of a broad range of subjects which offers a basis for knowledge and skills acquisition for learners. This course furnishes the learner with a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and versatile footing, from which they can progress to a suitable degree programme to access their chosen career.
Learners will complete a combination of the following:
- Research and Study Skills
- Criminal Law
- English Literature
- Work Experience
- Information and Communication Systems
All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.
Progression To Degrees
DCU | Arts & Humanities | Level 8
DkIT | Digital Humanities | Level 8
DkIT | Creative Media| Level 7 & 8
NUI Galway | Arts | Level 8
Maynooth University | Arts | Level 8
UCC | Arts | Level 8
UCD | Arts | Level 8
UL | Psychology & Sociology | Level 8
Following the successful completion of the Pre-University Arts programme, you may progress to a degree which can lead to a career in:
Law | Counselling | Public Relations | Journalism | Curator | Translation |Social Work | Archaeology Genealogy
As a mature student, I truly feel that participating in the Pre-University course was a liberating experience. I believe it was the best decision to return to education after many years out of education.
The Pre-University arts course involves various modules including Criminal Law, Psychology, Journalism and history, I found every module extremely intriguing and I enjoyed being present every day in class. All the lecturers were co-operative, understanding, reliable and dependable when I needed advice regarding assignments on any module. My course provided me with a valuable and unforgettable experience.
This opportunity was a great foundation for me to transition to University. Due to this course, I was made aware of how assignment briefs operate and how assignments are constructed properly. I would advise any student fresh from leaving cert exams and mature students to grasp the opportunity of this course as it would be very beneficial to their studies at third-level.
2020-21 Course Fees
Note - Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the list of course fees.
€30 of Enrolment Fees are Non-Refundable. All fees subject to change.
The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the PLC Government Levy:
- Medical Card/SUSI Grant/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from PLC Government Levy. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.
- Medical Card/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from QQI Exam Fees. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.