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BEd (Hons) in Art & Design Teacher Education

Course Code: LC115




4 Years


Art & Design

CAO Points

942 (Portfolio Required)

Course Type

Undergraduate - CAO


Clare Street

This programme enables you to teach Art and Design at second level. It begins from the place of creative making in the studio setting where students are introduced to a variety of creative disciplines including; Fashion Design, Painting, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Sculpture, Animation & Motion Design, Printmaking and Contemporary Practice. Concurrent to this you will study educational theory and practice which will equip you with the teaching aptitudes and skills to enter into the profession of teaching Art and Design. 


What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate

A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including English or Irish.


As well as meeting the Leaving Certificate/QQI FET/FETAC requirement, students will also need to pass a portfolio assessment. The portfolio is scored out of 600 with a minimum score of 240 required to pass.

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What modules will I study?

Year 1

Fine Art/Design (Variety of Disciplines) CCS1 (Critical and Contextual Studies) Fine Art/Design Electives CCS2 (Critical and Contextual Studies) Understanding young people and how they learn Preparation for School Placement Orientation to the Profession: Artist Teacher Identity

Year 2

Fine Art/Design Option 1 CCS3 (Critical and Contextual Studies) Pedagogies 1 School Placement 1 and Curriculum Design 1 School Placement 2 Pedagogies 2 (Inclusive Education) Practice-based Research

Year 3

Fine Art/Design Option 2 CCS 4 (Critical and Contextual Studies) Curriculum Design 2 Curriculum and Policy Studies UL Fine Art/Design Option 3 (Inter-disciplinary) Education Pedagogies 3 (Technology Enhanced Learning) School Based Research Methods and practice

Year 4

School Placement 3 Understanding Schools UL Fine Art/Design Option 4 (Inter-disciplinary) School Based Research-Final Year Project Professional Portfolio

Are there opportunities for further study?

Successful graduates are eligible to apply for postgraduate studies in Art and Design and /or Educational studies.

What are the career prospects?

Graduates of this course can pursue a career as a Visual Art Teacher across a number of educational sectors including:

  • Second level Schools
  • Colleges of Further Education
  • Arts and Health
  • Arts and the Community
  • Gallery/Museum education

 This teaching qualification is also recognised internationally providing career opportunities overseas.