Art College Portfolio Preparation - This course offers progression options for learners either within the college or in partnerships with universities and institutes of technology. Third level institutes also reserve a number of places on degree courses for mature learners (over the age of 23). Learners must apply to each institute individually.
Learners who complete this major QQI award at Level 5 are eligible to apply through the CAO system for entry into participating courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available and applicants are ranked according to results achieved in their QQI major award.
Past graduates have secured places in a range of art colleges such as NCAD, DIT, IADT (Dun Laoghaire) and a variety of other colleges throughout the country. Learners have participated in local cultural festivals and have been commended for their artistic contributions.
Here are some samples of students recent work.