Craft Production

Certificate in Art, Craft and Design QQA Level 5 (5M1984)

This one-year course is suitable for students who have an interest in all aspects of creative craft.

They will be introduced to the basic principles of design and the skills of making through ceramics, printmaking and jewellry.

Regardless of previous/ prior experience, this course offers a nurturing and supportive environment for the student to explore and experiment with techniques and materials including a variety of metals, clay, paint, paper, natural and manmade objects, fabrics and much more. It is an exciting and lively course with the bonus of having highly skilled tutors who are also makers to guide students on their creative journey.

Course Content

  • Drawing
  • Design Skills
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Metalcraft (Jewelry)
  • Ceramics
  • Photography
  • Appreciation of Art
  • Printmaking


Examples of Student Work

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, mature students very welcome.


Certificate in Art, Craft and Design QQI Level 5 (5M1984)


Students who have completed this course may progress through the CAO

Students wishing to set up their own business can progress to the Entrepeneurship course in Colaiste Dhulaigh CFE

Some of our past students have set up studio practices with other students from the course.


This is one-year course

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.


Botanical Ink Making Workshop with David Begley

How to Apply

Click ‘Apply Now’ at the top of this page or email for information.

For more information contact 01 831 4677

Visiting Speakers and Trips

Students in the past have enjoyed additional 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.

Craft Production L5 Work Experience project

Large scale ceramic relief based on Coláiste Dhúlaigh logo.

Students made small maquettes, each experimenting with different modelling techniques, textures and glazes. Results were then used to design the large scale piece. The piece was made with large slabs joined together on a board 1 mtr square. The final drawing/design was scaled up and transferred to the clay slab. The group then modelled the piece. The piece was sectioned into pieces that would fit into the kiln for firing. Glazing came next to achieve the desired colours.
Finally the artwork was reassembled and mounted on the wall.