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Art Textile (Level 8 Special Purpose Award)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study


  • Type of Course:


  • Type of Qualification:

    LEVEL 8 Special Purpose Award

  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    1st September 2018

Admission Requirements:

Applicants should have a Level 6 National Framework of Qualification in Textiles, or equivalent experience in textiles techniques. Equivalency will be determined by portfolio at the interview stage.

Early Assessment: Interviews take place in the Summer at the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design. The portfolio should have previous textiles experience and any other art-related work (drawing, photography, sculpture, etc.). Large scale and/or heavy items can be documented as photographs. 

Course summary

Designed for those who wish to create textiles for exhibition and commission.


Fine Art & Applied Art, CIT CCAD

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Please note that the below course is a Level 8 Certificate (Special Purpose Award, 30 ECTS Credits). The CIT Crawford College of Art & Design also offers a Level 7 Course in Textiles which is two semesters in duration, culminating in a Level 7 Certificate equal to 5 ECTS credits.


A gallery of student work, and further information can be found at:


Course Duration 

Two years (4 Semesters) in duration, culminating in a Level 8 Special Purpose Award equal to 30 ECTS credits.

Course Start Date: 10th September 2018

Course Fee: 

  • Acceptance Fee: €300 
  • Year 1: €1500
  • Year 2: €800.



This course offers an opportunity to study textiles in art encompassing technical skill development with critical academic contexts at undergraduate level.

This dynamic course offers an opportunity to study textiles part-time at undergraduate level, under-taking modules from our BA (Hons) in Contemporary Applied Art degree course as a part-time special purpose award.

This part-time course is comprised of 6 taught modules:  4 technical textiles workshop based modules, and 2 academic modules comprised of lectures and seminars, which allows students to engage with the technical skills, the history, and the contemporary discourse regarding textiles in art practice.

This innovative course engages with the technical skills, history, and contemporary concerns relevant to textiles as a fine art medium.

The course provides the opportunity to explore an extensive range of textile processes:  stitch, print, dye, felt-making, paper-making, weaving and basketry in a fresh experimental approach.  Students are introduced to research methodologies and approaches to concept development which inform the development of an individual approach to textiles in an art context.

The contextual academic modules provide an insight on the historical and contemporary influences that inform contemporary applied art. The lectures are undertaken with degree students followed by lecturer-led seminar discussion focusing on textile art for students on this course only.


Each module is worth 5 ECTs credits

Year 1 Year 2

Stage 1/Semester 1
ARTS7026      Textiles: Process/Research
ARTS7033      Art Textile: Complementary


Stage 1/Semester 2
ARTS7027      Textiles: Research/Concepts
ARTS8039      Art Textile: Critique





Stage 2/Semester 1
ARTS8012      Textiles: Concepts/Practice


Stage 2/Semester 2
ARTS8013      Textiles:  Practice/Presentation







  • Online application is open for course commencing in September 2018.
    Application closing date is 1st September 2018.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €300 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.



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