Advanced Certificate in Fine Art (with Animation Options*)(Level 6)


QQI Level 6 Certificate in Art

Programme Coordinator: Vincent Andrews

Award Code:  6M4029

Programme Description:

Based at our new Visual Arts Campus, 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.  Students may also further develop animation techniques.

Component Awards:

  • Drawing (6N3569)
  • Painting (6N3452)
  • Design Skills (6N3446)
  • Combined Materials (6N3587)
  • Animation Drawing (6N4907)*
  • Studio Practice (6N3571)*
  • History and Appreciation of Art (6N3450)
  • Fine Art Photography (6N3449)
  • Constructive Thinking Skills (6N3448)
  • Work Experience (6N1946)
  • Printmaking (6N3568)

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a QQI/FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Art; Art, Craft and Design; or equivalent.
  • 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 a range of visual arts courses nationwide.
  • Various progression prospects in the fields of fine art, animation, visual communication, 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.