Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries

(Entrepreneurship in Creative and Outdoor Industries)

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:

  • Business Idea
  • Media – TV & Film, Animation, Journalism, Content Creator, Photography, Creative Writing, Illustrations, Publishing, Advertising, Marketing
  • Sport, Fitness, Leisure, Lifestyle Coaching & Well-being
  • Design – Product, Graphic, Fashion, Interior, Architectural,
  • Crafts – ALL, Cottage Industry, Craft Marker,
  • IT Science – Services, Software Developers
  • Tourism – Tour Guides, Ecotourism, Sport, Leisure, Hosting, Glamping, Outdoors
  • Outdoor Education & Leisure

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.

Individuals 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

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing Practices – Develop Website and Social Media Platforms
  • Start your own business – SYOB
  • Studio/Work Practice.

(*course content subject to change depending on needs of Entrepreneurs)

Workshops are an important element of this course. They will be facilitated by successful entrepreneurs and experts from different industry.


Course runs over two 12-week semesters

September and January start dates available

Limited spaces available,

All applicants who present for this course will be contacted to discuss your experience and business idea.

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.

September Start Date – APPLY HERE

Department Choice – Entrepreneurship Course ONLY

Course Choice – Entrepreneurship in Creative & Outdoor Industries

January Start Date – APPLY HERE

Department Choice – January Start ONLY

Course Choice – Entrepreneurship in Creative & Outdoor Industries JAN Start