Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries (PLC)

Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE) has developed an Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries one year course in our Kilbarrack Campus Enterprise Hub.
Creative industries are made up of many different sectors, including:

  • Advertising and marketing
  • Architecture and interiors
  • Sport, leisure, and wellbeing
  • All Crafts
  • Design: product, graphic and fashion design
  • Film, TV, video, radio, photography and animation
  • IT, software, and computer services
  • Publishing, creative writing, and illustrations
  • Museums, galleries and libraries
  • Music, performing and visual arts

This is a one year course. The purpose the course is to give individuals the opportunity to develop their business idea, skill, product or service and to equip them with knowledge, skills and confidence start their own small business.
Participants from various backgrounds will work together in a shared office hub with facilities available to help them perfect their skills/product/service while being supported by mentors. The course will be delivered through a combination of lectures in Start Your Own Business and Digital Marketing, as well as mentoring to help learners create their own business.

Course Content

Start Your Own Business, Entrepreneurship, Digital Marketing, and Studio/Work* Practice.Workshops are an important element of this course. They will be facilitated by successful entrepreneurs and experts from different industry.

(*modules are subject to change)

Entry Requirements

If you want to start your own business or develop a skill you have, and turn it into a small business, then this course is for you. All applicants who present for this course will be given individual guidance by qualified teachers who are in a position to make recommendations as to which courses may best suit their learning needs.


Successful students will have the opportunity to progress onto Further Education or create their own business in the Creative Industries

Course Charges

Course charges are €250. Any applicant in receipt of any social welfare payment or credits, and PUP payments will receive a waiver on the course charges or eligible to apply for VTOS.