Art, Craft & Design

(Level 5)


QQI Art, Craft & Design Level 5, Code 5M1984 or

QQI Creative Craft level 5, Code 5M1981


If you can say YES to any one of the following then this may well be the course for you:

  • Have you always had an interest in art and would like to learn more?
  • Do you enjoy making and designing?
  • Do you like to draw and paint?
  • Do you want to prepare a portfolio for application to Art & Design Colleges?
  • Are you creative & want to try different subjects to find out what you enjoy most?
  • Would you like to get hands on experience exploring different materials and crafts like jewellery, woodcraft, weaving and ceramics?
  • Like to start a career as an Artist, Craftsperson or Designer?

Should you have the interest and enthusiasm, we have the teachers, coursework and facilities to nurture and grow your talent. We will guide you on your way to a creative career.

Students work with an Art & Design or Art & Craft emphasis.
Our Philosophy is simple – explore, express, create!



Code Title
5N1862 Drawing (including Life Drawing with models)
5N1302 Painting
5N0755 Appreciation of Art, Craft & Design
5N1918 Sculpture(including Ceramics)


Code Title
5N1918 Wood Carving (part of sculpture)
5N1649 Art Metalwork (including Jewellery design and making)*
5N0764 Combined Materials i.e. Mixed Media, Weaving & Fiber Art
5N0764 Stained Glass (Part of combined materials)


5N1978 Graphic Design Skills* & Computer Graphics
5N0784 Design Skills
5N0690 Communications
5N1356 Work Experience

*Students may have the option of doing either Jewellery or Graphic Design and Woodcraft

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate (LC Established, LCVP or LCA) or equivalent

For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.


One-year full time

Portfolio Preparation

There is a strong focus on portfolio preparation with one to one guidance for those applying to Art & Design Colleges including the Crawford College, Limerick school of art and design, National college of art and design and IADT with very high success rates.

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Graduate Exhibition 2019

Creativity Central

St. John’s Central College Annual End of Year Exhibition 2019

St. John’s Central College on Sawmill Street, in the heart of Cork City, opens its doors to the public on the opening of the annual exhibition of student work on Friday May 24thfrom 6.30pm – 9pm.

The title of the Exhibition, ‘Creativity Central’, was chosen to reflect the fact that the college is well known as a vibrant centre for creativity, and this exhibition proudly displays a diverse range of creative media.

Visitors to the exhibition will first appreciate the vast variety of courses designed for students wishing to express their creative, imaginative, technical and artistic talents. Indeed, nineteen courses are represented, from Art to Computer Games Design, Animation to Interior Architecture, Creative Hairstyling to Photography, Musical Instrument Making to Film Production. There is something for everyone.

Entertainment will be live music from the college Gospel choir, and later, an eclectic exploration of musical fusion, as David Bickley and Declan Young from the brand-new Soundtracks and Sound Design course team up with students from the Musical Instrument Making Department.

The Exhibition will be open to the public Monday May 27thand Tuesday May 28thfrom 9:30am to 4pm daily.

Tuesday May 28thwill also be an Open Day, aimed particularly for mature students.


Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒
Materials €100
QQI Fee  €50
Student Services €250
Gov PLC Fee €200
TOTAL €600

Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255500


Projects and Continuous Assessment
Skills Demonstration

Work Placement/Experience

Participants will be required to undertake 60 hourss of work placement in a relevant location. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.


Education Progression Opportunities

CIT / Crawford College of Art add Design: CR220; CR210; CR600

National College of Art and Design – All first year courses

LIT/ Limerick school of art and design: LC110

WIT: WD137, WD152

NCAD, IADT: AD101, AD202, AD204, DL827


Students have successfully applied for courses in the UK and Europe.


We advise you to consult the CAO website – and to confirm specific entry requirements for Higher Education Institutions.

Career Opportunities

Artist, Crafts designer and maker, working in Art and Craft Retail and Art related services.