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Advanced Art & Design

QQI Level 6 Certificate in Art 6M4029

Duration: 3 Day Week September to May

Coordinator: Annmarie Greevy

The overall aim of the Advanced Art & Design programme is to provide the student with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work independently in a fine art/design context or to progress to higher education and training. This course is designed for those who want to develop a professional practice in the visual arts. It encourages creativity, increases skills and develops self-belief. By the end of the year students will have a collection of work complied through a series of projects which they will have the opportunity to showcase at the annual Art & Photography exhibition.


The course is suitable for:

  • Learners who have achieved a QQI level 5 Certificate in Art and would benefit from a second year to complete their portfolio preparation for entry to Institutes of Technology and Art Colleges.
  • Mature learners who have not achieved a formal qualification, but can demonstrate the levels of knowledge, skill and competence associated with QQI Level 5 Certificate in Art.
  • Artists who have achieved a diploma


Employment Opportunities

  • Direct employment into the Photographic Industry.
  • Art Workshop Instructor
  • Art Administrator
  • Gallery Assistant.
  • Practising Artist
  • Community Arts Worker
  • Studio Technician

“I was a mature student in SCFE and achieved the QQI Level 6 award in Advanced Art. The encouragement and enthusiasm on the course helped me get a place in IADT, which I have deferred until next September as I am working in Signal Arts in Bray. I wanted to experience working in the area of Art before going on to college. Thanks again to everyone in SCFE.”
Olive Merry

Education Progression

Below are some examples of progression options with this QQI level 6 award in Art 6M4029
IADT Art# Level 8 DL827
IADT Graphic Design# Level 8 DL826
IADT Arts Management Level 8 DL822
IADT Animation# Level 8 DL832
IADT Design for Film# Level 8 DL845
NCAD Art and Design (Common Entry)* Level 8 AD101
NCAD Fine Art* Level 8 AD204
NCAD Graphic Design and Moving Image Design* Level 8 AD102
NCAD Textile & Surface Design and Jewellery & Objects* Level 8 AD103
NCAD Education & Design or Fine Art (2nd Level Teaching)*G Level 8 AD202
NCAD Fashion Design* Level 8 AD211
TU Dublin City Centre Fine Art*! Level 8 TU974
TU Dublin City Centre Design – Visual Communication*! Level 8 TU973
TU Dublin City Centre Interior Design*! Level 8 TU975
TU Dublin City Centre Creative Industries & Visual Culture! Level 8 TU978
TU Dublin Blanchardstown Creative Digital Media Level 7 TU796
TU Dublin Blanchardstown Creative Digital Media Level 8 TU981
TU Dublin Tallaght Media Production & Digital Arts Level 8 TU982
Marino Institute of Education Education studiesG Level 8 CM010
IT Carlow Art* Level 8 CW038
IT Carlow Visual Communications and Design Level 7 CW047
IT Carlow Art* Level 7 CW057
IT Carlow Visual Communications and Design Level 8 CW088
Waterford IT Design (Visual Communications) Level 8 WD137
Waterford IT Visual Art Level 8 WD152
*Portfolio Assessment or Audition # Portfolio Assessment / Audition / Project Day ! Transcript of level 6 results required G Garda Vetting Required
Advanced Entry Graduates of this QQI Level 6 course may also be considered for advanced entry to related degree programmes. Students may be eligible to progress to the second year of a course where they fulfil the college’s entry requirements.  

For a more detailed list of progression options please

Course modules are reviewed annually and may be subject to change