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Cavan Institute

Art Craft and Design


Art Craft and Design

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Career Opportunities

Career prospects include employment in areas such as painting, graphic design, photography, fashion design, community art, illustration, arts administration and art teaching.


At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this course in Art, Craft and Design may progress to the level 6 courses, Creative Digital Media (Year 2), Computer Games Development (Year 2) or Design &Graphics (Year 2). Elsewhere: Graduates are also eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

  • Fine Art - NCAD

  • Design - NCAD

  • Fine Art/Design & Education - NCAD

  • Fine Art - ATU Sligo

  • Art & Design Teacher Education - TUS Midwest

Course Fees


Course Content

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Art, Craft and Design

  • Ceramics 

  • Drawing 

  • Painting 

  • Sculpture 

  • Communications 

  • Design Skills 

  • Image Processing 

  • Printmaking 

  • Work Experience

About This Course

It is of interest both to students who wish to pursue a career or progress to further study in this area. The programme covers a variety of disciplines, as listed below. Practical studio-based assignments that emphasise problem solving and critical thinking form the basis of class work. Individual studio space allows for development of creativity and challenges the student to become more inventive and confident in their strategic thinking. Visiting artist workshops are organised to encourage an understanding of contemporary artistic practices and thinking. Students are given the opportunity to visit a number of exhibitions and art galleries throughout the academic year. An end-of-year show allows students to display work they have created in the course of the year.

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European Union Funded

Hear From Past Students  Of This Course Area ...

Gabriel Cepokaityte

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