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Course Content:

  • Design Skills
  • Drawing
  • Animation
  • Collage Techniques
  • Combined Materials
  • Model Making
  • Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design
  • Painting
  • Graphic Design
  • Textiles
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • CAD
  • Print Making


QQI level 5 Award in Design (5M2208) This award can be used instead of the Leaving Certificate for entry into Third Level Colleges of Art and Design.




To give students the opportunity to make an informed decision about courses in colleges of Art and Design and careers in related areas. Students will learn how to generate ideas for a range of Art and Design disciplines with the aim of identifying their area of study when progressing to Third Level education.

Entry Requirements:

Leaving Certificate, Leaving Cert Applied (LCA), Mature students or applicants with other equivalent qualifications
are welcome to apply.

Progression and Career Options:

Portfolio Preparation for Third Level Education is the main component of this course. Students can continue their studies in their chosen area or specialism at one of the many Third Level Colleges of Art, Craft and Design in Ireland or the UK, or progress to a career in a related area.

Graduates of Drogheda Institute of Further Education have gone on to study at: AIT, CIT, NCAD, DIT, Sligo, GMIT, University of Ulster, IADT, UWC (Cardiff), LIT, WWSUTA (Carmarthen).

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Student Testimonial:  

'I completed a QQI level 5 award in Design. I created a strong portfolio of work and applied to both NCAD and DIT. I was accepted to both colleges, choosing to study visual merchandising in DIT. I really learned a lot from my time in DIFE which stood to me in DIT'. Lana (Past Student)


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Drogheda Institute of
Further Education,

The Twenties, Drogheda, Co.Louth.

Phone: 041 9837105
Fax: 041 9841653
Email: dife@lmetb.ie


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