Art - Fine Art

Institute of Technology Sligo


Course Name Art - Fine Art
Course Provider Institute of Technology Sligo
Course Code SG244
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Sligo 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.

As an exception to the normal minimum entry requirements, Mathematics is not a requirement for this programme.

All applicants wil...

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

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...

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 (2020/21) 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+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

Be sure to complete any action well in advance of closing dates. You should av...

Restricted Entry Yes
Course Content

Expand+What is Fine Art?
Fine Art is art which is created primarily for aesthetical value. Studying fine art encourages students to develop individual ways of thinking and of expressing themselves in visual and theoretical terms. Programme Description: Th...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year One:
Modules include Visual Literacy, 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 modules introduced in year 1 such a...


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

All applicants will be called for interview a...

Careers or Further Progression Further Study Opportunities:
Graduates of the Level 7 Ordinary Degree can progress to the final year of the BA (Hons) in Fine Art. Graduates of the Level 8 Honours Degree may progress to an MA in Fine Art or a cognate discipline.
Further Enquiries Admissions Office
T: +353 (0)71 931 8510
Points History
Year Points
2019 355 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2018 446 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2017 356 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)