Art & Design Teacher Education - Limerick Campus

TUS - Limerick Campuses


Course Name Art & Design Teacher Education - Limerick Campus
Course Provider TUS - Limerick Campuses
Alternative Provider(s) TUS - Technological University of the Shannon
Course Code US801
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Technological University of the Shannon Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Limerick City
Qualification Letters BEd (Hons)
Duration 4 years.

Class Contact Hours
25 hours per week, however this will vary in years 3 & 4 when students are on school placement.
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements A minimum of
2 H5 grades & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.

A Portfolio is also required.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Foundation Level Irish
Foundation Level Irish at Grade F2 will meet the minimum language requirement for all courses.

Bonus Points for Honours Mathematics
25 bonus points will be awarded to any CAO applicant who has gained a grade H6 or higher i...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Students apply through the CAO in the normal way. The LCVP module will be considered as a passing module provided the applicant achieves at least a pass grade. This will apply for entry to Honours Degree (Level 8), Ordinary Degree (Level 7) and Higher Certificate (Level 6) courses.

Points will be awarded for LCVP Link Modules as follows:
Pass: 28 points Merit: 46 points Distinction: 66 points
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The LCA subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic courses at TUS and are not considered passing subjects. Holders of the Leaving Certificate Applied programme may wish to undertake a QQI FET/FETAC in order to gain eligibility for entry to third level courses at TUS.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

TUS accepts QQI-FET/FETAC awards for entry on all courses of study. The following minimum entry requirements will apply to graduates of QQI-FET/FETAC qualifications who are seeking admission to courses at TUS.


QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Alternative Entry

Expand+Trade Qualifications
A trade applicant, seeking admission to the first year of a course, should do so through the CAO. Such application may be on the basis of National Craft Certificate, Senior Trades or Advanced Tourism Certification Board (NTCB)/...

Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Course Fee

Expand+All undergraduate course fees consist of two elements:

1. Student Contribution Fee and;
2. A Tuition Fee.

Student Contribution Fee
The Student Contribution Fee for the 2022/2023 academic year is €3,000. This is an annual charge, which is se...

Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
Financial Support

Expand+Students can apply through the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for a grant to cover the
Student Contribution Fee. SUSI is the single awarding authority for all grant applications. It is an “online application system” and is accessed at...


Expand+Courses US800 First Year Art and Design (Common Entry), US805 Digital Animation, US806 Game Art and Design, and US801 Art and Design Teacher Education require applicants to successfully complete a Portfolio for Assessment prior to entry.


CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2023

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2023 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2023 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2023 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+What is this course about?
This course enables you to teach Art and Design at second level. It begins from the place of creative making in the studio setting where students are introduced to a variety of creative disciplines including; Fashion Desig...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
Year 1: Fine Art/Design (Variety of Disciplines), CCS1 (Critical and Contextual Studies), Fine Art/Design Electives, CCS2 (Critical and Contextual Studies), Understanding young people and how they learn, Preparation for School Pla...

Comment Other Information
• Portfolio Required
• Work Placement
• QQI FET/FETAC Applicants
• Mature Applicants
• Garda Vetting
• Location: Clare Street Campus, Limerick.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+What can I do after this course?
Register with the Teaching Council of Ireland.

Career opportunities post-graduation include: Visual Art Teacher across a number of educational sectors including: Second level Schools, Colleges of Further Educatio...

Further Enquiries Ms. Bairbre Geraghty and Ms. Edel Hogan
Course Leaders
Tel: 061 293392 / 061 293390
Email: /
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2022 789 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2021 993 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2020 942 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)