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Art, Craft & Design Portfolio Preparation

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Art 5M1985

Duration: One Year Full-Time - September to May

Coordinator: Eddie Stapleton

This Art, Craft & Design course is designed to help learners develop their skills in drawing, painting, 3D studies and life drawing, using a variety of media and materials including monoprint, pastels, charcoal etc.

While preparing a high quality portfolio, learners will also have the opportunity to complete a QQI Level 5 Award in Art with the potential to gain a maximum of 390 CAO points for entry into third level institutions. By doing this course, learners are better prepared for degree programmes as it enables them to make informed decisions regarding college and course choices. It also gives them the confidence in their ability to succeed in a higher educational environment.

Employment Opportunities

Direct employment into the Photographic Industry.

  • Art Workshop Instructor
  • Art Administrator
  • Gallery Assistant.
  • Practising Artist
  • Community Arts Worker
  • Studio Technician
ART, CRAFT & DESIGN Portfolio Preparation

I would recommend Art, Craft & Design at SCFE to anyone who wants to study a related subject at degree level. The variety of modules is a great asset to your portfolio. Although I did not have a Leaving Cert on entry, I achieved 400 CAO points with the full QQI award, which, in combination with my portfolio, enabled me to gain entry to NCAD. I completed an honours degree in Art & Design History & Visual Communication before going on to start my own design and illustration practice.

Rosa Devine

Education Progression

Below are some examples of progression options with this QQI level 5 award in Art 5M1985
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 studies G Level 8 CM010
South East TU Art* Level 8 CW038
South East TU Visual Communications and Design Level 7 CW047
South East TU Art* Level 7 CW057
South East TU Visual Communications and Design Level 8 CW088
TU South Animation and Illustration* Level 8 AL861
TU South Graphic Design# Level 8 AL763
South East TU Design (Visual Communications) Level 8 WD137
South East TU Visual Art Level 8 WD152
*Portfolio Assessment or Audition # Portfolio Assessment / Audition / Project Day G Garda Vetting Required

For a more detailed list of progression options please

Course modules are reviewed annually and may be subject to change