Art Foundation (ART - 5M1985)

Art Foundation (ART - 5M1985)


Course Duration One Year Full-time

Leads to NFQ Level 5 QQI Award in Art

This well-established and successful course is designed to enable our students to develop good drawing and design skills and knowledge of a wide range of other media and techniques.

We emphasise the importance of an individual approach to study through a broad range of projects allowing each student to build on personal interests and talents. One of the main aims of the course is to prepare a comprehensive portfolio that will help students in progressing to higher education.

Stillorgan College enjoys an excellent record in enabling students to achieve entry into the top Art & Design colleges, both in Ireland and the UK.

Entry Requirements

This course will be confined to students who are genuinely interested in the field of Art. Candidates will be called for interview and portfolio assessment.


Students who successfully complete this course may apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of third-level courses including:

  • NCAD - All Courses
  • DLIADT - All Visual Courses
  • DIT - All Visual Courses
  • Central St Martins, London - All Courses

For full information on progression through the Higher Education Links Scheme please go to and contact the relevant universities and colleges.

Course content:

  • Drawing (life & analytical)
  • Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Ceramics
  • Appreciation of Art, Craft & Design
  • Painting
  • Combined Materials
  • Sculpture
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Course Cost:

The cost of this course varies depending on an applicant's status. Further information on course charges is available here.

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