Advanced Certificate in Art & Design

Advanced Certificate in Art & Design QQI Level 6 (6M4029) – 1 Year

This is a one-year full-time Art course which offers an opportunity for mature students interested in developing their own art practices further.  A practical and enjoyable course with a broad and engaging combination of modules: painting, drawing, ceramics, digital photography, printmaking, combined materials and Art History 

Regular outings to Galleries, Art Exhibitions and Field trips, working on location in various places are an integral part of the course. 

At the end of this course, you will have begun to establish a personal direction in your art practice.  You can then decide to continue to work as an independent artist or to progress to higher education. 

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Course Content

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Combined Materials
  • Digital Photography
  • History and Appreciation of Art & Design
  • Printmaking
  • Creative Ceramics
  • Work Experience
  • Communications

Entry requirements

QQI Level 5 in Art and Design, or another relevant award. 

Mature students and those without a formal education should present with an advanced portfolio of art and design work.




Students who successfully complete the Level 6 in Art are eligible to apply for advanced entry to the second year of many third level colleges including: 

NCAD, TU Dublin, IADT, and MTU Cork.


1 Year

Course Charges


This course is free for those over 21 and in receipt of a social welfare payment*. Click here for more information and to check eligibility.