Art Portfolio

Art Level 5 5M1985

What is an Art Portfolio Course?

This is a portfolio preparation and general art course for students who wish to gain entry to a third level art college in Ireland, the UK or abroad. The emphasis will be placed on the preparation of a balanced portfolio as well as developing skills in the art, craft and design areas. The portfolio, showing the students individual sense of design and pattern, can use a wide variety of the modules covered on the course as well as the students own interpretation of colour and design. Depending on the combination of modules a student can achieve a qualification in Art or Art, Craft and Design. There is now a QQI Level 6 Certificate available in this area.

Course Content:

The following modules will be offered in 2018 subject to availability and demand:

• Drawing

• Communications

• Painting

• Work Experience

• Sculpture

• Word Processing

• Design Skills

• Embroidery

• Combined materials

Certification: FETAC Level 5 in Art 5M1985.

Career Opportunities: 

Graduates may pursue an art diploma or degree in NCAD, DIT, IADT, Athlone IT, IT Carlow, UCC, Cork IT, Dun Laoghaire, Marino Institute of Education, DIT, Galway Mayo Institute, Limerick IT, Letterkenny IT, Marino College, St. Angela’s College Sligo, Sligo IT. They can also access level 7 courses in other areas in many of the IT colleges around the country.  Alternatively, a graduate may seek immediate employment in a range of art, design, animation, craft or community arts type projects. Many students progress to QQI Level 6, or Higher National Diploma and Degree programmes in Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design and so on. There is a Level 6 course 6M4029 available in Dunboyne College.

Entry Requirements:

  • Leaving Cert
  • LCA
  • Mature Students of all backgrounds
  • Other equivalent qualification
  • All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications
  • Small selection of applicants’ artwork and sketchbooks to show at interview. Please note that unfinished artwork is perfectly acceptable.
  • Questions about what to bring, or any aspect of the course can be directed to Bernie Leahy, Director of Art, by email only: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Apply directly here.


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