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Art, Craft & Design

Course Description

This course aims to provide school leavers or mature students with the opportunity to prepare a portfolio of work for entry to Art Colleges. The programme is also suitable for applicants interested in developing artistic skills in a range of art/design fields.

The points from this course can also be used to gain entry into many third level courses.

Course Duration

One Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Printmaking
  • Design
  • Photography
  • Computer Illustration Graphics
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Awarding Body

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4.  Mature students are very welcome.  Access to this programme will be decided by interview with a sample of applicants art/craft work.

Work Experience

Work experience forms and integral part of this KCFE programme.  Students participate in quality placements allowing a valuable opportunity to gain hands on experience in industry.  Links made with employers during work experience often result in employment.

Career Opportunities

There are a diverse range of careers such as art teachers, professional artists, graphic designer, fashion designers, animation, curators, art administrators, public art offices, multimedia industries

Progression to Further Education and Higher Education 

Graduates may progress to the Level 6 Art and Design Programme at KCFE. 

Graduates may also apply to study Painting, Sculpture, Fashion Design, Design Communications, Ceramics, Animation, Creative Multmedia and other Art/Design courses at Level 7/8 in LIT, CIT, DIT, IADT, GMIT, NCAD, etc. 

Course Fees

Registration fee is €150. Government Levy €200 - exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance. Details of any other fees available on request from college office.


Students who complete the course successfully qualify for:

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Art, Craft and Design - 5M1984

Maintenance Grants

Applications To:
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) a unit of City of Dublin VEC through

Enquiries & Applications

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