Fulltime Classroom Arts and humanities

Art Portfolio

This programme is specifically aimed at those who intend to apply to 3rd level Art Colleges in order to pursue a career in Art, Craft or Design. It is an intensive core year suited to those who wish to explore their skills in a range of art disciplines, allowing them to develop their own identity and style. This course prides itself on its success, whilst creating a positive enjoyable atmosphere, under the direction of highly experienced tutors and artists who base their teaching on their own practice. Course includes gallery visits and an optional cultural trip and the course will culminate in a group exhibition of students work.

Target Award

QQI Art – 5M1985

Start Date: 02-09-2024 Hours/week: 23 Hrs 30 Mins Duration: 33 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
Graphic Design Skills Graphic Design Skills (5N1978) QQI
Drawing Drawing (5N1862) QQI
Painting Painting (5N1302) QQI
Sculpture Sculpture (5N1918) QQI
Ceramics Ceramics (5N0759) QQI
Printmaking Printmaking (5N1373) QQI
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this programme learners will have the skills, knowledge and competencies to identify, appreciate, and develop skills in the use of materials and techniques and to provide opportunities for creative expression through a variety of media.


Dungarvan College


Youghal Road, Dungarvan, Co Waterford


  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Rosemary ODriscoll