Fashion & Textiles for Product & Costume

Limerick Institute of Technology


Course Name Fashion & Textiles for Product & Costume
Course Provider Limerick Institute of Technology
Course Code LC114
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Limerick Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Limerick City
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 4 years.

CLASS HOURS: 23 hours per week As the programme progresses, the course of study becomes increasingly self-directed.
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements

Expand+A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects), including English or Irish.

Mathematics is not a subject requirement for this programme.

A Portfolio is also required: Applicants will be accepted to Year 1 of the progra...

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.

Foundation Level Mathematics
Foundation level Mathematics at Grade F2 or hi...

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 programmes at LIT and are not considered passing subjects.

Holders of the Leaving Certificate Applied programme may wish to undertake a QQI FET programme in order to gain eligibility for entry to third level programmes at LIT.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

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

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Non-Standard/Mature Applications

LIT welcomes and encourages participation from mature learners in its programmes and will accept applications from persons of mature years. EU Nationals wishing to make a non-standard mature student application mus...

Alternative Entry

Expand+Second Year entry level: Applicants who wish to transfer into second year of this programme will require a Level 6 qualification with 3 distinctions.

Non-Standard Applications
A non-standard application refers to applicants who are required to pr...

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Course Fee

The Student Contribution Fee of €3,000 is payable by each student and covers for example, Student Services, Registration, Examination Fees, etc.

Students can apply through the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) fo...

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Financial Support Students can apply through the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for a grant to cover this Student Contribution Fee. The student grant application system is an “online application system” and is accessed at

To assist all applicants, there is a SUSI Support Desk -
Email:; Tel: 0761 08 7874.

Expand+Programmes LC110 First Year Art & Design (Common
Entry), LC518 Digital Animation Production, LC502 Game Art & Design, LC114 Fashion and Textiles for
Product and Costume, and LC115 Art and Design Teacher Education and LC506 Visual Effects for Film,

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Our four-year BA programme provides students with the creative ability to visually communicate design ideas and the technical skills to produce innovative and exciting fashion and textiles for costume and product.


Subjects Taught

Year 1: This year focuses on developing your imagination and your tactile ability with materials. Design workshops on digital drawing platforms (Illustrator/Photoshop) support research based projects in the areas of fashion, textiles and co...

Comment LOCATION: Merriman Building, Clare Street Campus, Limerick
Careers or Further Progression WHAT CAN I DO AFTER THE PROGRAMME?
On graduating, your training allows for a career as Knitwear Designer, a designer specialising in fashion and textiles for product and costume and other areas of employment or further study, such as digital drawing, manufacturing and production technical specialist, styling, buying, visual merchandising, journalism and forecasting.
Further Enquiries Contact: Ms. Ruth Duignan,
Programme Leader
Tel: 061 293870
Graduate website:
Points History
Year Points
2019 900 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2018 779 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2017 784 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)