Dungarvan College / Coláiste Dhún Garbhán is a Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board Centre.
Waterford & Wexford ETB

Art Portfolio

Art Portfolio

Course Description

This programme is specifically aimed at those who intend to apply to 3rd level Art Colleges in order to pursue a career in Art, Craft or Design. It is an intensive year suited to those who wish to explore their skills in a range of art disciplines, allowing them to develop their own identity and style. This programme prides itself on its success, whilst creating a positive enjoyable atmosphere, under the direction of highly experienced tutors and artists who base their teaching on their own practice. The course includes gallery visits. The course will also culminate in a group exhibition of learner’s work.

Programme Content

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Combined Materials
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Communications
  • Personal & Professional Development

Progression Opportunities

Successful learners will be able to progress to further Art Studies in 3rd level institutions offering Art Studies as per CAO requirements. Learners that have completed this course have been highly successful in gaining entry to 3rd Level colleges including;

  • Art and Design - NCAD (reserved places for QQI graduates)
  • Visual Art - SETU (reserved places for QQI graduates)
  • Visual Communication and Design (reserved places for QQI graduates)
  • Design (Visual Communication) - SETU (reserved places for QQI graduates)
  • Fine Art - MTU Cork (reserved places for QQI graduates)
  • Contemporary Applied Art - MTU Cork (reserved places for QQI graduates)
  • Visual Communications - MTU Cork (reserved places for QQI graduates)
  • BEd Art and Design - TUS/UL (reserved places for QQI graduates)

While we make every effort to ensure that the information is accurate and up-to-date at the time of publication, this information may be subject to changes or amendments by third-level institutions or other sources. Therefore, we recommend that you always verify the information with the relevant institutions or authorities before making any decisions based on it.


  • Awarding Body: QQI
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Award Code: 5M1985
  • Level: 5
  • Award Title: Art


Every year a number of students have the opportunity to travel to another European country for three weeks fully funded work experience. The students attend work in their vocational area.


College Registration Fee €200

For more information on the Art Portfolio course contact the course coordinator Rayleen Clancy at rayleenclancy@wwetb.ie

Youghal Rd, Cloneety, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, X35 PV34
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