Professional Arts Practice

/, Level 6/Professional Arts Practice

This exciting course progresses from Art Craft and Design and Creative Art for Enterprise level 5. The course allows for students to make direct applications to the second year at Art College or to
advance their art skills, whilst developing the necessary expertise to establish studios as professional Artists/Designers/Craftspeople.
Students are provided with a dedicated workspace and are offered support and encouragement through individual tutorials by experienced professional arts practitioners.

There is direct progression into Art 2 from Art, Craft and Design and Creative Art for Enterprise courses here at West Cork Campus CCOC.

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1 year

QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Art 6M4029
QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in evening for learners requiring Maths for progression)

€630 including QQI examination fees. (Medical card holders exempt from €250)

  • Drawing 6N3569
  • Painting 6N3452
  • History and Appreciation of Art and Design 6N3450
  • Work Experience 6N1946
  • Communications 6N1950
  • Creative Application Ceramics 6N3445
  • Sculpture 6N3570
  • Combined Materials 6N3587

QQI Level 5 Award in Art, Craft, Design, Creative Art for Enterprise, Interior Design or equivalent art experience. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry  requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

An integrated approach to drawing, painting, ceramics, combined materials, art appreciation, allows the students the confidence to further develop their own personal creative skills and concepts. Practical workshops are tailored to equip each student with the skills to either continue in independent professional practice or to progress to third level study.

CIT Fine Art (CR220) CIT: Contemporary Applied Art (CR210)
LIT: Art and Design (LC110)
GMIT Contemporary Art (GA273)
GMIT Design (GA274)
Sherkin Island Visual Art (DT589)
CIT Crawford level 8 Special Purpose Award in Fine Art Textiles. (CR_
Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for CCOC students. Up to 390 points for any IT can be attained. Please consult our progressions database at for up to date information.

Self-employment as practicing artists-exhibitions/commissions etc. Arts Administrators and technicians, galleries, arts centres and community based projects. All students and Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.