Dun Laoghaire Further Education InstitutePre-University: Arts, Culture & History

Pre-University: Arts, Culture & History

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South Dublin County
1 year
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI

Course description

This one year course provides students with solid background knowledge and skills for progression to third level and thrive in an Arts or Media Degree.  This course has an excellent record of graduate progression to UCD, IADT and NUI Maynooth.  Students will learn about the cultural richness of Europe, and will develop strong research, journalistic writing and analytical skills.

Entry Requirements
One of the following:
Leaving Certificate
A Level 4 QQI Award
Mature applicants are welcome

Course Modules

  • Archaeology
  • Folklore and Ethnology
  • Local History
  • European Studies
  • Political Studies
  • Writing Skills for Journalism
  • Communications
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience
  • Module Information

Throughout the year students will participate in a broad range of interesting projects, field trips, cultural visits and guided tours of national heritage sites. These include visits to the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Kilmainham Gaol, Arbour Hill Cemetry and a walking tour of Dublin City.

Day trips include Loughcrew Cairns and Megalithic Centre (including Maggie Heaney’s cottage), the Medieval Mile Museum, St. Canice’s Cathedral, the Round Tower and Kilkenny castle.

In addition students will visit Local History sites in the Dún Laoghaire area during the academic year.

Level 5 QQI Award Culture and Heritage Studies (5M2154)

Progression Opportunities
Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes, at Universities, Institutes of Technology and Technological Universities.  It is important to contact the relevant higher education institute for further information about any links.
Progression Examples

  • BA Arts
  • BA Humanities
  • BSc Psychology
  • BSc Social Sciences
  • BA in Contemporary Culture and Society
  • BA in Humanities
  • BA in English, Media and Cultural Studies
  • BA in European Studies
  • BA in Politics

Career Paths
Graduates may seek employment in heritage centres, museums, archives and tourist centres.  Graduates may also choose to work as arts officers, curators or conservationists.  Graduates will find this course to be an ideal grounding from which to progress to an Arts or Media Degree and subsequent teaching qualification.

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