Art with Portfolio Preparation (Level 5)

This course gives students the skills necessary to develop a creative approach to Art. Advice will be given on portfolio selection and layout suitable for application to Third Level colleges.


One year, full time.


  • Combined Materials (5N0764)
  • Printmaking (5N1373)
  • Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design (5N0755)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Painting (5N1302)
  • Drawing (5N1862)
  • Sculpture (5N1918 )
  • Communications (5N0690)


NFQ Level 5 award made by QQI 5M1985 Art

Career Options

This course prepares students for work in the area of Art and Design or students may wish to progress to Art at Third Level.

Third Level Progression

Art Level 5 is a Portfolio Preparation course that allows students to develop their portfolio with the aim of progressing to Third Level.

  • National College of Art & Design NCAD, accept this QQI Level 5 award for 8 of their courses including Fine Art AD204, Fashion Design AD204 and Education & Design or Fine Art for Second Level Teaching AD202.
  • DIT have over 10 art related courses that allow progression from this award including Fine Art DT546, Photography DT559 and Interior Design DT544.
  • Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art & Design have a wide range of courses that might interest students including Education & Design or Fine Art (Second Level Teaching) AD202, Textile & Surface Design and Jewellery & Objects AD103 and Graphic Design and Moving Image Design AD102.

Please contact with any queries.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme, Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme, QQI Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Work/life experience is acceptable for mature students.
  • Students should be 16 years or over at the start of the course.
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