Art, Craft & Design

at Grennan Mill Craft School

Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Art, Craft & Design
Programme Co-ordinator: John Kavanagh
Award Code: 5M1984

Programme Description:

On this one year course, with hands on tuition from craft practitioners, learners will explore and develop their creative and technical skills and gain confidence to progress further in the field of contemporary craft, art and design.

Component Awards:

  • Art Metalwork (5N1649)
  • Ceramics (5N0759)
  • Printmaking (5N1373)
  • Woven Textiles (5N1864)
  • Drawing (5N1862)
  • Design Skills (5N0784)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)

Special Entry Requirements:

  • Applicants will be asked to present a portfolio of work samples at interview.


  • Learners may progress to Level 6 programmes in Advanced Crafts Studies (Level 6) at Grennan Mill Craft School or the  Level 6 in Art at OCFE, to further develop their technical abilities and portfolios.
  • Based on the quality of their portfolio, learners may gain advanced entry to a range of third level courses.
  • Opportunities to specialise in one craft by progressing to courses such as DCCOI Pottery Skills course and DCCOI Jewellery Skills course.


This is a full time course – students are required to cover all modules.

“I loved the Art, Craft and Design course in Grennan Mill, Thomastown. You get the opportunity to explore crafts you may never have tried before with tutors who are passionate about them. The days just fly by as you are so involved in the practical process.”

Miriam – Art, Craft & Design 2023