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This QQI Level 6 course is designed for students who have completed level 5, or have already achieved the skills provided in level 5 and wish to go deeper in their practice. This course offers students an excellent opportunity to develop their creativity in a caring and professional environment. A team of teachers and professional artists lead the students in their experimentations, which helps them in building up confidence and skills.

Course Hours:Timetables vary from year to year please contact the college directly for detailed timetable information.
Course Code:6M4029
Entry requirements:1. For entry to Level 6 a full QQI Level 5 in a complementary area is required
2. All applicants will be required to attend an interview
3. An offer of a place on this course means the applicant has met the minimum entry
requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview
Course Duration:1 year
Commencement Date:September 2024
Course Co-Ordinator: Ms. Jane Skoovgard
Contact information:kinsalecampus@corketb.ie
Art Courses at Kinsale College, Cork

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Career Opportunities

Career Options

Practicing Artist, Photographer, Craft Industry (Glass, Pottery), Art Retail and Gallery Opportunities.



Education Progression Opportunities


• CIT Crawford BA (hons) Fine Art (CR220)
• CIT Crawford BA (hons) Contemporary Applied Arts (ceramics, glass, textiles) (CR201) 
• CIT Crawford level 8 Special Purpose Award in Fine Art Textiles. (CR_ATEXT_8)
• CIT BA (hons) Visual Communication (CR600)
• NCAD BA Textiles and Surface Design (AD101)
• GMIT BA Art and Design (GA270)
• LIT First year Art and Design (LC110)
• Thomastown Crafts Council certificate, CCoI ceramics and design skills course

This course is also linked to:
• Year 2 of CR220 Fine art – BA (hons) – at CIT (interview and portfolio based) through the Cork Colleges progression scheme: Cork Colleges Progression Scheme
• Year 2 of A8114 Fine Art, Sculpture & Combined Media – BA (Hons) – at LIT. 


Work Placement/Experience

Work Experience

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

Other Information
Class tours to exhibitions, Crawford open day, conferences by visiting artists and course alumni visitors help to promote the step towards further studies. Teachers will help students on a one to one basis for their portfolios preparation.

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Student Experiences

“Very many thanks for a most enjoyable and instructive year in the art course at Kinsale college where I learnt to do so much I had never thought possible. Of all the teachers I have had in my life none compare with the quality of those I met in Kinsale College. Their commitment and unfailing enthusiasm is truly unique.”
Patrick Evans Mature Student
“With an entrepreneurial and design background I enrolled on the art course as a mature student looking to develop a new direction. It’s an exceptionally enjoyable course taught by very knowledgeable tutors. The unique strength of this course is how you’re taught to develop your analytical and creative thought processes. In a very short space of time this opened up enormous new opportunities for me in terms of my career and personal growth. The dedication and encouragement of the tutors and enthusiasm of my classmates are what made this possible. I highly recommend this course to anyone thinking of any type of creative career or already in one and stagnating.”
Richard Kavanagh