Pre-University Arts

 pre uni arts


This course is designed for students wishing to study Arts at Third Level. It introduces students to the methods of study, writing and research skills necessary for successful participation at Third Level and allows students to apply to these courses through a route other than directly from Leaving Certificate.


Progression and Career Options:

This course allows students apply for a range of third level Arts courses through the QQI entry system. This system is an alternative entry system to the Leaving Certificate and is a viable alternative for students who have not achieved sufficient points directly from Leaving Certificate or for students (school leavers or mature students) who wish to complete a foundation year before progressing to third level. The course is a recognised progression route to Arts in NUI Maynooth, UCD, UCG and UCC as well as Humanities courses in Institutes of Technology nationwide.


Student Testimonial:

DIFE allowed me to grow both as a student and as a person. The environment and atmosphere in DIFE is brilliant it made learning easier. It equipped me with the skills necessary to deal with university. I am now in 2nd Year Arts in Maynooth' - Nathan (past student)


Pre-University Arts

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Course Content

  • English Literature
  • Archaeology
  • Folklore and Ethnology
  • Local History
  • Cultural and Heritage Resources
  • Political Studies
  • Communications
  • Work Preparation and Experience


QQI Certificate in Cultural and Heritage Studies