Desmond College Art Foundation PLC is a FETAC level 5 accredited course offering eight modules all pertaining to Art and Design Education.

We also run an Art for Mature Learners Course which is also accredited by FETAC. The timetable for mature students is made more flexible to create greater access for this student type.

People taking this course in the past have done so for either personal development, a year out or for the opportunity to progress on to Art College.

The modules on both courses include:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Graphic Design
  • and Printmaking … to name but a few.

This year we had a significant number of students succeed in their portfolio assessment for a place in the LIT Art and Design degree course. Our PLC group held an exhibition of their work in the Newcastle West library as part of a show case for their talents and contribution to the course.

Our PLC courses are taught in a separate building on the school campus offering the students independent learning from second level. All modules are delivered by fully qualified teachers.

If you are interested in taking this course, please contact the co-ordinator Mr. Keith O’Rahilly.