Certificate in Art Textile (Level 8)

Duration: Two years (4 Semesters) in duration, culminating in a Level 8 Special Purpose Award

Course Fee: Year One: €1,500 (€300 of this fee to be paid as a deposit on acceptance of place)

                       Year Two: €800


What is this course about?

This unique course offers a chance to enter Third Level as a part-time student to concentrate on textiles as an expressive medium within an Art College environment.

View this short video clip by Ramona Farrelly to see images of work from the Art Textile (Level 8) Exhibition 2022.

What will you be doing?

This is a two year course: Year One integrates lectures and seminars (Mondays) with textiles studio (each Tuesday).  Year One is a balance between essays, discussions, and presentations with the technical challenges of the broad range of textile techniques presented (stitch/print/weave/felt/paper/3d/basketry). In the second Semester, studio projects challenge creative investigation and research toward finished works around project themes.  In Year Two only the Tuesday studio course is held, and is grounded in weekly group research discussions and seminars presenting samples and works in progress for feedback and development.  Individuality and innovation are encouraged as final works evolve toward exhibition presentation.  As a bonus, additional textiles research challenges entered alongside fulltime Applied Art students provide opportunities to exhibit both in the city and internationally.

Why do this course?

  • It provides a structured and thorough immersion in textile making and textile culture, balancing studio and academic challenges.
  • It nurtures the research development of individual artistic languages in textiles, in the context of contemporary fine art and applied art practice.
  • It forms a supportive and inspiring peer group of like-minded textile makers, taught by senior lecturing staff of the MTU Crawford who also teach on the fulltime Fine Art and Applied Art Degree.
  • It offers project involvement and exhibition opportunities shared alongside the fulltime Contemporary Applied Arts Degree, such as recent exchange projects with Estonian and Lithuanian textile departments.
  • It can be a pathway into fulltime Applied Art concentration at Advanced Level.


Course Enquiries:
Pamela Hardesty 
+353 21 433 5255

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