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Fine Art & Applied Art, CIT CCAD

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Please note that the below course is a Level 7 Certificate. The CIT Crawford College of Art & Design also offers a Level 8 Course in Art Textile which is two years (4 Semesters) in duration, culminating in a Level 8 Special Purpose Award equal to 30 Degree credits.


All part-time programmes at CIT CCAD will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.


Course Fee: €TBC

Tuesdays: 6.30pm – 9.00pm

The Textiles night class is split into 2 semesters. In the first semester, the student will study the art and techniques of fibre manipulation. The fibres used will be wool, flax, silk, and soya bean fibre amongst others. The student will learn how to manipulate the fibre to make felt which will include nuno felting (felting on fabric), needle felting and 3d manipulation. They will also learn the art of paper making with paper and silk fibres. They will be encouraged to experiment and create their own original art pieces.

In the second semester the student will learn how to use dyes and paints and will study various forms of printing which will include mono printing, transfer printing, jelly printing, and silk screescreen printing. They will also learn dye techniques batik and shibori.


Throughout both semesters there will be an emphasis on stitch machine and hand stitching which can be used to embellish the work.

At the end of the year the students will exhibit their work in a professional manner where they can invite friends and family. The course caters for beginners and those with experience.


Special Conditions

Course fees are inclusive of cost of practice materials only. Students undertaking individual projects are required to provide their own materials.



CIT: Single Module Certification, 5 ECTS credits at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications.


Tutor Profile

Caroline Smith studied Textile Design at West Surrey College of Art and Design in Farnham Surrey . Upon leaving college Caroline’s prints were commissioned by fashion designer Scott Crolla who exhibited them in his shop CROLLAS; the same prints were also exhibited at the Barbican Centre and The Royal Institute of Architects, London. Her designs were also taken to USA where they were exhibited by a textile agent.

Caroline taught in Camden London for Charity C.A.S.T. Caroline currently lectures at CIT CCAD's Department of Fine Art & Applied Art. Among the techniques she teaches are fibre manipulation, dye technology, 3d construction, stitch - hand and machine, and printmaking. Caroline also teaches Combined Materials at Kinsale College of Further Education.

Caroline has exhibited her work throughout Cork and has also had work exhibited in Dublin and Sligo where her work was chosen for the competition Iontas.

Location: CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork.

To apply, please contact the CCAD by email or telephone 021 4335220

Early enrolment is advisable as places are limited.





CIT Crawford College of Art & Design
021 4335220