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Art Portfolio (QQI Level 5)

This full-time one-year programme will concentrate on helping students develop a portfolio of work with the aim of progressing into further study in the area of art, craft and/or design. It is useful for anyone interested in working in the creative sector or for those simply wishing to further their practical skills in this area. 


  • Painting 
  • Drawing 
  • Sculpture 
  • Combined Materials 
  • Design Skills 
  • Printmaking 
  • Work Experience
  • Teamworking

Modules are subject to change.

Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 4, or equivalent standard of education. All applicants are subject to an interview and an online assessment.

Links to Third Level Courses
Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) Athlone US700 Graphic Design (Level 7)# US802 Animation & Illustration (Level 8)
Technological University Dublin (TUD) TU973  Design (Visual Communications) Portfolio (Level 8)
South East Technological University (SETU) SE203 Visual Art (Level 8)
Institute of Art, Design & Technology DL827 Art (Level 8)#
National College of Art & Design AD101 Art & Design Common Entry# AD202 Education and Art/Design (Second Level Teaching) (Level 8)#
# Portfolio required Places are not guaranteed in these institutes and are subject to students meeting certain criteria. Please consult the individual college websites for more information on application or

For further information, please contact Elaine on 057 9349424 or email 

€50 QQI Level 5 Certification Fee –   Medical Card holders or those in receipt of a Social Welfare payment are exempt from this Certification Fee.

VTOS: If you are over 21 years of age, are unemployed and have been getting certain social welfare payments for at least 6 months you can apply for the Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS). Successful applicants can receive a VTOS payment for the duration of the course, instead of their social welfare payment. Small meal and travel allowances may also apply


Course Details

Code: 5M1985

Award Title: QQI Level 5 – Art

Duration: One year – September 2024 to May  2025