Costs for additional and specialist materials will be incurred. Students will be briefed by lecturing staff at the beginning of all modules/projects on the wide range of specialist practice materials available to them. A list of required and recommended materials and equipment will be distributed by the Lecturer for each module. Students engaged in individual projects are required to supply their own materials or meet the costs of additional materials and equipment not supplied by the school, which may vary depending on the pathway and year of study. Field trips (not compulsory) may also incur some costs. Materials fees are not covered by Granting Authorities. Material fees are not applicable to Erasmus, Part-Time or Full-Time Non-EU students.
There is no portfolio or alternative assessment required for entry to the course.
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*Admission to ATU - CAO Application
Leaving Certificate entry requirements for the Level 8 Honours Degree programme is Grade O6/H7 or higher in six (6) Leaving Certificate subjects including Mathematics, English or Irish. Two of the 6 subjects must be passed in higher-level papers at Grade H5 or higher with a minimum of 160 points.
Leaving Certificate entry requirements for the Level 7 Ordinary Degree Programme is Grade O6/H7 or better in five (5) Leaving Certificate subjects including Mathematics, English or Irish with a minimum of 160 points.
Foundation Studies Certificate or any FETAC Level 5/6 award with three Distinctions will also meet the minimum entry requirements for Level 8 Honours Degree.
Foundation Studies Certificate or any FETAC Level 5/6 award will also meet the minimum entry requirement for Level 7 Ordinary Degree.
Mature Applicants Mature applicants (EU nationals aged 23 on or before January in the year of entry) do not have to meet the Leaving Certificate entry requirements. It is Institute policy to reserve a minimum of 10% of places on each programme for such applicants. Mature applicants holding the Leaving Certificate can also compete independently on points within the standard application group.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of Prior Learning can be used to gain entry to years 2 or higher, or gain exemptions in accordance with Code of Practice No. 6 (Policy and Procedures for the Recognition of Prior Learning). Prior learning can be certified or experiential and will be assessed in accordance with the code. Holders of relevant FETAC Level 6 qualifications will be considered for entry to Year 2 of this programme. Guidance for applicants is provided on www.myexperience.ie
Choosing a Specialist Degree Pathway
Students will choose a pathway after first year. During the first year Lecturers will assist and advise students to help them choose the pathway most suited to them. Every effort will be made to ensure that students can follow their pathway of choice. If student demand for a particular pathway is too high, or too low, (based on the feasible class group size) places will be allocated based on first year performance. An alternative pathway will always be available if a students first choice is unavailable.
Kieran Egan - Programme Chair
Tel: +353 (0) 91 770661
School of Design & Creative Arts
Tel: +353 (0) 91 770661