Certificate in Art – Level 5

Certificate in Art & Design (QQI 5M1984) – 1 Year

This is a course for anyone interested in art. No experience is needed, just lots of enthusiasm.

Ideally suited for those returning to education, who would like to explore and develop their creative skills. Students will be introduced to a range of skills in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking and Ceramics, and will learn the foundations of art – line, shape, form, texture etc,  and how to successfully express these in their work.

Progression to the Advanced Certificate in Art and Design Level 6 is encouraged on successful completion of Level 5 and this offers learners the chance to develop in more depth a personal visual language through exploration and experimentation with new processes, materials and ideas.

Course Content

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Ceramics
  • Sculpture
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design

Visiting Speakers and Trips

  • Students enjoy extra one-day courses in Bookbinding, Calligraphy and Screenprinting with guest lecturers.
  • Educational trips to Galleries and studio spaces are also an integral part of the programme.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Mature students welcome. Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied.


QQI 5M1984 


Students who have completed this course may progress to the Level 6 Advanced Art in Colaiste Dhulaigh CFE or can apply to other colleges through the CAO.


1 Year

Course Charges


Applicants in receipt of a Social Welfare payment will keep their payment whilst studying on the course under the Back to Education Allowance scheme.

Examples of Student Work

Christmas Card Project as part of Work Experience


Workshops by Visiting Artists


Museum Visits