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

2020-21 Course Fees

  • Enrolment Fee
  • Student Registration
  • PLC Government Levy
  • Exam Fees
  • Specialist 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.

Fee Exemptions

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.

Fee Payments

All fees must be paid online with a Credit/Debit card in advance of course commencement on 7th September 2020. Fees are subject to change. Please note that no refunds will be made by OFI after Friday 2nd October 2020. All requests for refunds must be made by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



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