Art, Craft & Design

at Island Mill Campus, Thomastown

Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Art, Craft & Design
Programme Co-ordinator: Úna Hayes
Award Code: 5M1984
Course Code: 414294

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:

  • 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 Campus 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. Learners are required to cover all modules assigned for completion / timetabled from the list

“I loved the Art, Craft and Design course in the Island Mill Campus, 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