Art - Fine Art

Institute of Technology Sligo


Course Name Art - Fine Art
Course Provider Institute of Technology Sligo
Course Code SG231
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Sligo Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Ballinode, Sligo Town
Qualification Letters BA
Duration 3 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Higher Certificate/Level 6 And Ordinary Degree/Level 7

Five grade O6/H7. Leaving Certificate subjects must include Mathematics* and English or Irish.

As an exception to the normal minimum entry requirements set out above, Mathematics is not a r...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP
LCVP modules can be counted as one of the passes required when considering LCE entry requirements for IT Sligo courses. CAO points are awarded as follows:

Level Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+Scoring System for Eligible Applicants who hold QQI FET/FETAC Awards
A full QQI FET/FETAC Level 5 or 6 major award will have a minimum credit value of 120. Component awards, or achievement of less than 120 credits, do not constitute a full award.

QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Mature Applicants

Expand+IT Sligo welcomes applications from mature students. Up to 20% of places on courses in the Institute are reserved for mature applicants. We recognise the valuable life and work experience that they bring to the courses they undertake.

From your pe...

Alternative Entry

Expand+The Minimum Entry Requirements For Applicants From Northern Ireland (gce As, A2, Avce, Double Award, Btec) Are:
Applicants must have a recognised award at Level 3 on the UK framework of qualifications. GCE AS and A Level, NVQ Level 3, Advanced Diplo...

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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 32
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Financial Support

Expand+A Student Contribution (registration) fee of €3,000 (2019/20) is payable by all students who do not qualify for a grant or scholarship. SUSI, Student Universal Support Ireland, provides financial support to eligible students. There are two elements...

Portfolio Points are a combination of CAO + Interview score (with examples of work).
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

You should avoid submitting an application close to a closing date. No extens...

Restricted Entry Yes
Course Content Programme Description:
Studying fine art encourages students to develop individual ways of thinking and of expressing themselves in visual and theoretical terms. It fosters an awareness of and responsiveness to the world around and within them. It recognises the value of individual approaches and provides an environment for learning and confidence building.
Subjects Taught

Expand+Course Structure:
The course is designed to offer students the widest possible experience in materials and media. Ceramics, drawing, digital media, history/theory of art, painting, photography and video, printmaking, sculptural studies, work in co...

Careers or Further Progression Career Opportunities:
Graduates work as painters, printmakers, ceramicists, film-makers, photographers and gallery owners. They also pursue careers in arts administration, arts management, art therapy, exhibition, curation and education.

Further Study Opportunities:
Graduates may progress to the add on BA (Hons) in Fine Art at IT Sligo.
Further Enquiries Admissions Office
T: +353 (0)71 915 5379
Points History
Year Points
2019 248 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2018 345 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2017 350 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)