Art - Fine Art

ATU - Sligo Campuses


Course Name Art - Fine Art
Course Provider ATU - Sligo Campuses
Alternative Provider(s) ATU - Atlantic Technological University
Course Code SG244
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Atlantic Technological University Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Ballinode
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements

Expand+Four grade O6/H7 and two grade H5.

Leaving Certificate subjects must include Mathematics and English or Irish.

Mathematics is not a requirement for this programme.

All applicants will be called for interview and a score is given to both the...

Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Maths
25 additional points will be awarded for higher level Mathematics at grades H6 and above.

* Some courses do not require Mathematics as an entry requirement, while others have certain exemptions or honours requirements – p...

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 Points
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.

All QQI FET/FETAC Level 5 and Level 6 awards will be scored using the best 120 credits to deliver a maximum of 390 points regardless of whether they were achieved before or after the introduction of CAS. The scoring process is outlined on the CAO website at
QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Mature Applicants Mature Applicants

Entry Requirements
The sole criterion for qualification as a mature applicant is age. You are required to be over 23 on 1st January of the calendar year of application. Applications should be made through the CAO in the usual way.
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...

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
Number of Places 32
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
Financial Support

Expand+A Student Contribution (registration) fee of €3,000 (2022/23) 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 elemen...

Interview Yes
Portfolio All applicants will be called for interview and a score is given to both the interview (out of 100)
and to your academic results for applicants under 23 years old.

For interview applicants must bring a minimum of ten pieces of finished work, along with studies
and notebooks that demonstrate the development of their ideas.
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022 - Restricted Course

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

Be sure to complete any action well in advance of ...

Restricted Entry Yes
Course Content

Studying fine art encourages students to develop individual ways of thinking and of expressing themselves in visual and theoretical terms. This course is designed to offer students a wide experience of materials, media, proce...

Subjects Taught

Year One: Modules include Visual Literacy, Colour Painting, Printmaking, Visual and Material Culture, Digital Lens-based media and Ceramics and Raku Glazing.

Year Two: Students develop their skills in many of the module...

Each student has individual work space and access to specialised printmaking, ceramics, photography and digital media workshops. All lecturers are practising artists.

Leaving Certificate Mathematics is not an entry requirement for this course.
Careers or Further Progression

Graduates work as painters, printmakers, ceramicists, filmmakers, photographers and gallery owners. They also pursue careers in secondary school teaching, arts administration, arts management, art therapy and exhibition...

Further Enquiries Admissions Office
T: +353 (0)71 931 8510
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2022 398 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2021 501 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2020 505 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)