Art, Craft and Design

Course Aim

This course is offered to those who are looking to produce an exciting, competitive and creative body of art work. Students will gain skills in drawing, painting, ceramics and various other media. During the course students will explore a broad range of media in an experimental way. Students will prepare a portfolio of work required for entry into Art and Design colleges.


Course Modules

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Combined Materials
  • Sculpture
  • Printmaking
  • Embroidery
  • Design Skills
  • Communications
  • Work Experience



5M1984 QQI Level 5 Art, Craft and Design


Entry Requirements

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

NCAD | All Studio Courses | Level 8
TU Dublin | Fine Art | Level 8
TU Dublin | Interior Architecture | Level 8
IADT | Art | Level 8
IADT | Costume Design | Level 8


Career Opportunities

Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

Interior Design | Art and Design Education | Textile Design | Fashion Design | Painting | Printmaker | Curator | Graphic Design | Multimedia | Ceramacist 


The teachers gave me a lot of advice along the way which made me more confident in my abilities.  I’m off to study fashion next year in NCAD or LSAD. It’s great to have a choice.

Fiona Brogan
Fiona Brogan
Art, Craft and Design Graduate, 2016

Student Services Costs: €200

Government Levy (PPC): €200

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):

  • Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
  • Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
  • Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)


QQI Certification Charge:

  • QQI Level 5 €50
  • QQI Level 6 €80


Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses.

Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.



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