Fulltime Classroom Arts and humanities

Art, Craft and Design

Course Description
This one-year full-time practical course provides students with an introduction to the various forms of art and design. It provides an excellent opportunity for students to prepare a high-quality portfolio of work for entry into third level art and design colleges. The course consists largely of studio-based assignments and project work. This is complimented by visits to local and national exhibitions, galleries and art colleges. Past students of this course have progressed to further study at a number of national & international art colleges. We have established special application links with SETU (Wexford Campus) for entry to their Level 7 & Level 8 Degree courses in Art.

Career Opportunities
• Artist/Illustrator
• Photographer
• Auction House Specialist
• Ceramicist
• Sculptor
• Painter
• Design
• Graphic Design
• Web Design
• Set Design
• Fashion/Costume Design
• Typographer
• Model-Maker
• Teacher/Lecturer
• Art Museum/Gallery
• Exhibition Curator
• Art Therapist
• Arts Administrator
• Art Critic
• Art Conservation

Target Award

QQI Art, Craft & Design – 5M1984

Start Date: 11-09-2023 Hours/week: 28 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 38 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme.
CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English
Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway
Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners) *Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.

Age Requirements
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
Work Experience Work Experience (5N1356) QQI
Communications Level 5 Communications (5N0690) QQI
Combined Materials Combined Materials (5N0764) QQI
Design Skills Design Skills (5N0784) QQI
Drawing Drawing (5N1862) QQI
Painting Painting (5N1302) QQI
Sculpture Sculpture (5N1918) QQI
Printmaking Printmaking (5N1373) QQI
Appreciation Of Art, Craft And Design Appreciation of Art Craft & Design (5N0755) QQI
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this programme learners will have the skills, knowledge and competencies to engage in a range of art, craft and design practices and to progress to further and or higher education and training.


Selskar College




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Contact Details

Course Contact:
Theresa OReilly