Course Description


Dunboyne College of Further Education

This is a portfolio preparation and general art course for students who wish to gain entry to a third level art college in Ireland or abroad. The emphasis will be placed on the preparation of a balanced portfolio as well as developing skills in the art, craft and design areas. The portfolio, showing the student’s individual sense of design and pattern, can use a wide variety of the modules covered on the course as well as the student’s own interpretation of colour and design. Depending on the combination of modules a student can achieve a qualification in Fine Art or Design/2D. This course had 100% progression in 2021 and 2022.


The following modules will be offered subject to availability / demand and may be subject to change:

• Drawing • Printmaking • Painting • Communications • Sculpture • Work Experience • Design Skills • Word Processing • Embroidery • Safety and Health at Work

CERTIFICATION: • QQI Level 5 in Art 5M1985

Course Code 5M1985
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Art, Arts, Crafts & Hobbies
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Course Start Date 11th September 2023
Course End Date 17th May 2024
Course Duration One Year
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 5 in Art 5M1985
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature students of all backgrounds • Other equivalent qualification • Samples of artwork All applicants may be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates may pursue an art diploma or degree in NCAD, TUD, IADT, Technological University of the Shannon Limerick and Athlone, South East Technological University Carlow, Atlantic Technological University Sligo and Galway/Mayo, Munster Technological University Cork, UCC, Dun Laoghaire, Marino Institute of Education, Marino College, Ulster University. They can also access Level 7 courses in other areas in many of the Technological Universities around the country. Alternatively, a graduate may seek immediate employment in a range of art, design, craft or community arts type projects. Many students progress to QQI Level 6, or Higher National Diploma and Degree programmes in Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design and so on. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: TUD City Campus: TU974 Fine Art (Level 8, 4 Years) IADT: DL 827 Art (Level 8, 4, Years) NCAD: AD 101 First Year Art and Design (Level 8, 4 Years) Technological University of the Shannon Limerick: LC115 Art & Design Teacher Education (Level 8, 4 Years) Technological University of the Shannon Limerick: LC110 Art & Design (Common Entry) (Level 8, 4 Years) Ulster University: W232 Textile Art, Design & Fashion (Level 8, 3 Years)
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01 8015968
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

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Dunboyne College of Further Education
Dunboyne Business Park
Dunboyne, Meath
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