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Certificate in Art and Design

Griffith College, Ireland


Next enrollment cycle

September 2024

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Total Course Fee

USD 14,280

Course Accredited By


  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Certificate

Campus: Dublin Main Campus .

This course also available in Part time.


 Develop fundamental skills in art and design in order to progress into further 3rd Level study.Our Art and Design foundation course is an interdisciplinary programme that introduces the learner to a broad range of areas in the discipline of Art & Design.

  • Our one-year Level 6 Art and Design foundation course introduces the learner to a variety of areas in art, design and communication. The course is an excellent foundation for any Level 8 design award, introducing a broad range of design disciplines in Animation, Ceramics, Fashion, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design/Architecture, Photography and Video, Textile Design and Silk Screen Printing before students choose their pathway.
  • The key abilities contributing to success in the programme are creativity in design, competence in communication in a variety of media, an ability to draw with a technical understanding and organisation. Griffith's art courses in Dublin draw in candidates that have a keen interest in the cultural and social factors in design, creative expression and innovation with a capacity for both independent work and teamwork.

The purpose of this award is to:

  • Foster the student’s creativity through exploration and experimentation and develop a broad range of Art and Design skills.
    Offer students own study pathways, thorough project electives in Interior Design/Architecture, Fashion Design, Graphic Design and Illustration and Animation.
    Create an Art and Design Portfolio required for further study pathway progression to Level 8 BA (Hons) programme.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

  • There is NO portfolio requirement for this course.

CAO Applicants / Applicants under 23 years of age:

  • Applicants under 23 years old on the 1st January the year the course begins must submit a copy of their Leaving Certificate results. Candidates will need to have obtained a minimum of five subjects at grade O6/H7. These results must include a language (English or Irish) and either Maths or Art. 
  • Candidates with equivalent grades from FETAC colleges and those holding awards including BTEC qualifications will also be considered.

Applicants over 23 years:

  • Applicants who are 23 years of age on or before the 1st January the year the course begins are considered mature learners and will be asked to submit a copy of their ID (passport or driving license) only.

English language:

  • Applicants from countries where English is not the first language will also be required to provide evidence of sufficient English language abilities.
  • In response to the worldwide closure of English Language Test Centres arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. This is a temporary measure for our intakes up to and including February 2022

Semester One

  • Creative Studio Projects 1
  • 2D Freehand Drawing Techniques
  • Digital Design Tools 1
  • Design Principles

Semester Two

  • Creative Studio Projects 2
  • 3D Freehand Drawing Techniques
  • Digital Design Tools 2
  • Visual Culture & Theory

General Fee Information  

  • An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

Study Mode: Full-Time

  • Dublin  
  • EUR 6,250.00

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