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Art College - Portfolio Preparation


Is This Course For You?

This intensive portfolio course will develop learners’ talents in a wide range of visual and artistic skills.
This portfolio will allow them to proceed to further study at third level. Learners will participate in local cultural festivals. Past graduates have been commended for their artistic contributions.
This course also gives learners over the age of 18 the opportunity to be selected for an Erasmus+ European mobility project (subject to funding), which enables them to spend three weeks on work placement in Italy.

Entry Requirements

» Leaving Certificate: Five passes at Ordinary Level, or
» Leaving Certificate Applied, or
» QQI/FETAC Level 4 award, or
» Others, including mature students:
» Assessed individually, and
» Samples of applicant’s work, and
» Personal Interview

What Will I Study?

Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Communications, Work Experience, Image Processing
Personal & Professional Development, Photographic Techniques, Combined Materials.

What Qualifications Will I Get When I Finish The Course?

QQI Art 5M1985 NFQ Level 5

Career Opportunities and Progression

Learners who complete this major QQI award at Level 5 are eligible to apply through the CAO system for entry into participating courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available and applicants are ranked according to results achieved in their QQI major award. Past graduates have secure places in a range of art colleges, such as NCAD, DIT, IADT (Dún Laoghaire), and a variety of other colleges throughout the country. Graduates have also secured places at third-level institutions in the UK (UCAS).


1 Year

Course Code:


Student Work


Places on our fulltime PLC programmes are available free of charge to VTOS applicants

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Funded by the Irish Government and supported by the European Union.

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education European Regional Development Fund Ireland's EU Structural Funds Solas CDETB - City of Dublin Education & Training Board