Advanced Craft Studies

at Island Mill Campus, Thomastown

Award Title: QQI Level 6 Certificate in Art
Programme Co-ordinator: Úna Hayes
Award Code: 6M4029
Course Code: 415302

Programme Description:

This is a one-year, full-time course with hands on tuition from craft practitioners, where learners will develop and explore their creative and technical skills and gain confidence to progress further in the field of contemporary craft, art and design.

Component Awards:

  • Creative Application Ceramics (6N3445)
  • Printmaking (6N3568)
  • Silversmithing & Fabrication (6N4026)
  • Woven Textiles (6N3910)
  • Drawing (6N3569)
  • Design Skills (6N3446)
  • Constructive Thinking Skills (6N3448)
  • Exhibition Techniques (6N3427)
  • Work Experience (6N1946)

Special Entry Requirements:

  • Successful completion of QQI/ FETAC Level 5 in Art, Craft & Design or equivalent experience in all modules
  • Applicants will be asked to present a portfolio of work samples at interview


  • Based on the quality of their portfolio, learners may gain advanced entry to a range of 3rd level courses, including direct entry to second year of some degree courses.
  • Opportunities to specialise in a chosen craft by progressing to courses such as DCCOI Pottery Skills course and DCCOI Jewellery Skills course.
  • Self-employment


This is a full-time course. Learners are required to cover all modules assigned for completion / timetabled from the list

“Following on from Level 5, I found myself wishing to advance my skillset further and spend more time to explore and engage with the creative process. Additional new techniques paired with creative freedom allowed me to find solutions to my ideas and carry them out with a sense of artistic satisfaction in the unique setting of the Island Mill Campus.”

Louise – Advanced Craft Studies