Fine Art

If you aspire to a career as an artist, our course will support you to produce an exciting, competitive and creative art portfolio to help you explore your creative and artistic skills. It will allow you explore all aspects of fine art.

You will explore core practical skills including drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media which are essential skills to prepare you for art colleges. You will use your creative thinking, ideas, style and visual communication throughout the creation of your portfolio.

Our practical projects and exhibitions include opportunities to work with professional artists, and to experience the professional world of the artist.

What Makes This Course Special?

  • Build your art portfolio
  • Talented artists on our staff
  • Explore a wide-range of Art media
  • Projects with professionals & VISUAL Carlow
  • Digital arts suites with Apple Macs
  • Excellent progression routes

Course Content

  • Collage Techniques
  • Combined Materials
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Artist
  • Art and Design Teaching
  • Fashion & Textiles
  • Fine Art
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to bring a selection of recent artwork to interview in addition to the standard entry requirements.

QQI Level 5
Certificate in Art 5M1985


  • All course fees, from registration to exams and awarding body fees as well as course materials and equipment are covered.
    (see costs, fees and finance)

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

PLSS Code: 415415
Coordinator: Nuala Dalzell

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.