Art - Fine Art - Sligo Campus

ATU - Sligo Campus


Course Name Art - Fine Art - Sligo Campus
Course Provider ATU - Sligo Campus
Alternative Provider(s) ATU - Atlantic Technological University
Course Code AU928
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 full-time.
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Additional Requirement
• Portfolio / Interview
• Maths not required

Honours Degree (Level 8)

6 leaving Certificate subjects

A minimum of two subjects at grade H5 or better

Remaining subjects at grade O6/H7 or better

Subjects must include either English or Irish.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus points for Honours Maths
Students who achieve grade H6 or better in the Higher (Honours) maths exam will receive 25 additional points. Bonus points will also apply to Honours maths results from previous years. For maths results from 2016 and e...

QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI Level 5/6 (FETAC)

QQI Leibhéal 5/6 (FETAC)
Applicants must present a full major award at Level 5 or higher. A record achievement, a minor award or a component award will not meet the minimum entry requirement. You must have at least 120 QQI...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Mature Students
Mic Léinn Lánfhásta

If you are applying for first-year and will be 23 years of age (or older) by 1st January in the proposed year of entry you are defined as a “Mature Applicant”.

Do mature applicants have any advantag...

Alternative Entry

Expand+UK and Northern Ireland Applicants
Iarrthóirí ón Ríocht Aontaithe agus Ó Thuaisceart Éirinn

An award at Level 3 on the UK framework is the minimum entry standard for year one.

Standard UK/NI applicants
Standard applicants are those pres...

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Number of Places 32
Course Fee

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Rules on fees and grants are subject to change. Please check the websites of the HEA and SUSI for the most up-to-date information on the criteria for determining liability for fees and/or eligibility for grants. See

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Financial Support If you feel you may need financial assistance in university, apply for financial support as early as possible. The sooner you apply the sooner you will know if you are eligible for a grant. Applications usually open in March of each year.

You can check your eligibility on and
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 2023 - Restricted Course

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2023 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2023 at 5pm

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

Restricted Entry Yes
Course Content

Expand+Programme Description
Studying fine art encourages students to develop individual ways of thinking and of expressing themselves in visual and theoretical terms. This degree is designed to offer students a wide experience of materials, media, process...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?

Year 1
• Ceramics - Introduction
• Digital Lens Based Media
• Painting - Colour, Light and Composition
• Printmaking
• Visual Literacy
• Ceramics - Extruded Form and Raku Glazing
• Drawing - Foundation in Dr...


Expand+Did You Know?
All applicants must submit a digital portfolio through our application portal. The portfolio carries a weighting of a maximum of 100 additional points to academic results. CAO points are a combination of academic results and the digita...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career Opportunities
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 curation...

Further Enquiries e:
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Points History
Year Points
2022 398 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2021 501 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2020 505 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)