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Applications Now Open for 2024/25


Kinsale College Art course offers students an excellent opportunity to assemble a portfolio of work, which they may use to gain access to diploma/degree courses. It is a wonderful course to discover Arts in a nice and relaxed atmosphere. Students pursuing this course have obtained some of the best results in the country.

Course Hours:Timetables vary from year to year please contact the college directly for detailed timetable information.
Course Code:5M1985
Entry requirements:1. Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered
in lieu of formal qualifications.
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. Julia Pallone
Contact information:kinsalecampus@corketb.ie
Art teacher providing support for students


Career Opportunities

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Graduates of the course go onto to become independent artists or to gain trainee places in art, craft and design, or related areas.



Education Progression Opportunities


Students who successfully complete the Level 5 Award in Art will be eligible to apply for the Level 6 Award.

This course is linked to Fine Art CR220 in CIT through the CCPS. Students will be required to present a portfolio.

Students pursuing this course have obtained some of the best results in the country. On completion of this course students will have a large portfolio of work suitable for applying for places in any of the 3rd level art institutions in Ireland, the U.K, and Europe.

Former students attend and have graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Galway School of Art, IADT Dun Laoghaire, and the Crawford School of Art in Cork. 


Work Placement/Experience

Facilities in the Department

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


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Student Experiences

“As a past pupil and as a mature student of your Art course I would like to say that it was a most enjoyable two years and a life changing experience.”
Laura Travers
“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