QQI Level 5 Art, Craft and Design – Code 5M1984
1 year Full-time


The Fine Art Practice & Design course is aimed at students who have a strong interest in design, creativity and practical skills in art, craft and sculpture. Our course is designed to give you hands-on experience through practical demonstrations, workshops and studio practice sessions, so that you can design and create a wide range of unique craft, sculpture and fine art pieces. Throughout the course, you will learn practical skills such as ceramics, sculpture and fine art techniques, and our emphasis on drawing and design, painting, drawing, colour and light will ensure that you develop your artistic abilities.

Entry Requirements

  • Creativity and a strong interest in design, and learning about textile and craft skills are essential.
  • Mature students are welcome to apply. Work/life experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Programme of Study

Elective Modules

  • Sculpture
  • Print Making
  • Batik
  • Combined Materials

Core Modules

  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Drawing
  • Design Skills
  • Ceramics
Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.

Studio Practice

Studio practice, which is an integral part of the course, provides practical sessions allowing you to produce a range of craft items, and you will have the opportunity to put on a craft exhibition.

Employment opportunities

Upon completion of the course, students are equipped with relevant work experience to pursue a range of career paths. You can work as a self-employed or freelance artist, commission work, or work as a designer or maker of craft objects.


The Career Guidance Counsellor in the College is available to advise students on the various progression options to Higher Education. Progression is available to IT Colleges through Higher Education Links CAO scheme.   Examples include:

  • IADT, DL827 Art
  • NCAD –AD101-Art & Design (Portfolio)
  • TU Dublin School of Art & Design
  • DCFE Advanced Ceramics & Design Level 6