Fine Art (Level 6)


QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Art

Programme Coordinator: Vincent Andrews

Award Code:  6M4029

Course Code:  FA6

Programme Description:

This is a one-year, full-time programme that affords students the opportunity to further develop creativity, technical skills and artistic identity through studio work.

Component Awards:

  • Drawing (6N3569)
  • Painting (6N3452)
  • Design Skills (6N3446)
  • Combined Materials (6N3587)
  • Studio Practice (6N3571)
  • History and Appreciation of Art (6N3450)
  • Fine Art Photography (6N3449)
  • Constructive Thinking Skills (6N3448)
  • Work Experience (6N3448)

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a QQI/FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Art; Art, Craft and Design; or an equivalent qualification.
  • A strong and well organised portfolio of work.
  • Successful completion of an interview.


  • Based on the quality of their portfolio, students may gain advanced entry to the 2nd year of a range of third level visual arts courses.
  • Various progression prospects in the fields of fine art, visual communication, animation, game design, creative multimedia, illustration, photography, arts event management, visual arts teaching and art therapy.


Approximately €350 to cover the costs of equipment, materials and examination fees.


Successful applicants will be required to have access to an SLR camera in order to participate in the Fine Art Photography module.