Art & Design Teacher Education at Limerick Campus - Clare Street

TUS - Midwest - Limerick Campuses


Course Name Art & Design Teacher Education at Limerick Campus - Clare Street
Course Provider TUS - Midwest - Limerick Campuses
Alternative Provider(s) TUS - Technological University of the Shannon
Course Code LC115
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 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+Bonus Points for Honours Mathematics
25 bonus points will be awarded to any CAO applicant who has gained a grade H6 or Higher in Leaving Certificate Honours Mathematics. For example, if an applicant receives a H6 grade an additional 25 points will b...

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 learner achieves at least a pass grade. This will apply to entry for Honours Degree (NFQ Level 8), Ordinary Degree (NFQ Level 7) and Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6)Programmes. With the introduction of the new Leaving Certificate grades, 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:

Higher Certificate (...

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Mature Applicants

Mature students (any EU National over the age of 23 before 1st January of the year of application) must indicate such on their application to the CAO. All applications from mature students must be sent to the CAO prior to the off...

Alternative Entry

Applicants with qualifications other than those listed above (including EU and overseas qualifications) should apply in the usual way, giving full details of their qualifications/application category on their application


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Course Fee

Expand+Student Fees

All undergraduate course fees consist of two elements:
1. Student Contribution Fee and;
2. A Tuition Fee.

The Student Contribution Fee for the 2021/2022 academic year is €3,000. This is an annual charg...

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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 LC110 First Year Art and Design (Common Entry), LC518 Digital Animation Production, LC502 Game Art and Design, LC114 Fashion and Textiles for Product and Costume, and LC115 Art and Design Teacher Education require applicants to successfully c...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2022 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 ...

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 S...

Comment 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 Educ...

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