Art & Design Portfolio
QQI Level 5 - Art/ Craft/ Design (5M1984)


  • Appreciation of Art/Craft/Design
  • Combined Materials
  • Communications
  • Design
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Work Experience
  • Animated Layout Design (Option)


  • Fine Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Ceramics
  • Craft
  • Photography
  • Film/Video
  • Industrial & Product Design
  • Interior Design
  • Fashion and Textiles
  • Art & Design Education

Courses Description

This is an intensive one-year course designed to provide experience in all the essential areas of art and design. If you want to prepare a portfolio for application to third level art courses or if you have an interest in art and would like to develop existing skills, the Art and Design Portfolio course will provide you with the opportunity to do so. This course will introduce you to a wide range of subjects and broaden your understanding of materials, techniques and processes.

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of interview
  • Applicants are also requested to present samples of their artwork at interview.


The full QQI Level 5 Certificate facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of third-level institutions nationwide and progression to Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Photography.

Further details are available from the relevant institutions.  Specific progression links are available with SETU Waterford & Carlow Campus for this course. See: Progression Information here.




One Year


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Please Note: Every effort is made to have these costs as accurate as possible, however, please be aware that some of these costings are supplied by external agencies & external exam bodies and there is a potential for those to change unexpectedly. If changes occur they will be communicated to learners as soon as possible.

N.B. Due to ongoing developments in QQI awards, names and content are subject to change.

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