Collaborative Arts

(Level 5)


QQI Design Level 5, Code  5M2208


Do you have an interest in art and creativity? Do you enjoy making? Would you like to learn how to use your creativity to help other people?

On this course, students develop their own artistic and creative skills, and then learn how they can use their creativity to help others. The course features a blend of practical, hands-on subjects in drawing, design and 3D making, as well as the skills of organising and helping other people or groups to work creatively.

Course Outline

The following QQI modules are used to deliver a course in which students learn to use a wide variety of materials, and then how to apply their artistic skills and knowledge to assist others with engaging in creative activities.


Code Title
5N0784 Design Skills
5N1862 Drawing
5N1615 Problem Solving
5N1356 Work Experience
5N0764   Combined Materials
5N1456   Materials and Finishes
5N1794   Safety and Health at Work
5N3026   Community Arts Context and Practice
5N1374 Event Production
Apply Online
Collaborative Arts L5


Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒
 Student Services € 250
 QQI Fee  €50
 Gov PLC Fee € 200
 Materials  €70
TOTAL €570

Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255500

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

Work Placement/Experience

Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.

Education Progression Opportunities

CIT: CR022, CR035, CR220

LIT: LC110

UCC: CK114 (For mature students only)

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

Career Opportunities

Examples of the type of work that collaborative art involves:

  • Working with people who may benefit from using creativity to improve their health and well-being.
  • Working with groups to create props, costumes, puppets and floats for parades and festivals.
  • Working on creative projects with disadvantaged or marginalised groups to build their confidence or their sense of belonging.
  • Working with school groups to enhance their art education.