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Entry Requirements

 

  • For most Honours Degrees on the CAO Level 8 List:
    (but see exceptions listed below)
    Leaving Certificate with two H5 and four O6/H7 grades including Mathematics, and either English or Irish.

  • For most Degrees on the CAO Level 7 List:
    (but see exceptions listed below)
    Leaving Certificate with five O6/H7 grades including Mathematics, and either English or Irish.

  • Minimum entry requirements may be satisfied by the results of more than one Leaving Certificate.
  • The minimum entry requirements may be varied for Non-Standard Applicants and holders of FETAC (now QQI) awards; see the relevant sections of this website.
Exceptions

Minimum entry requirements for the following CAO courses differ from the above.

 

Full details of minimum entry requirements for courses are outlined in the relevant course information section of this website. Applicants are advised to check the relevant subjects, tests and dates very carefully. In particular, there are early assessment procedures for some courses.

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Early Assessment Procedures for Year 1 Full-time Courses

CIT Crawford College of Art & Design
https://crawford.cit.ie/

  • Department of Fine Art & Applied Art
    (CR220 Fine Art / CR210 Contemporary Applied Art, (Ceramics, Glass, Textiles)

    Applicants for the BA (Honours) in Contemporary Applied Art (Ceramics, Glass, Textiles)) CR210, the BA (Honours) in Fine Art CR220, and the BA (Honours) in Photography with New Media CR225 are required to present a portfolio of work in addition to having the minimum entry requirements detailed in the course information. Please note the CAO closing date is 1st February, late application will not be accepted.

     
  • Department of Media Communications 
    (CR600 Visual Communications)

    Applicants for the BA (Honours) in Visual Communications CR600 are required to present a portfolio of work in addition to having the minimum entry requirements detailed in the course information. Please note the CAO closing date is 1st February, late application will not be accepted.
     

CIT Cork School of Music
http://csm.cit.ie

  • BMus (Honours) CR121
    This is a Restricted Application Course and all applicants must sit the CIT Cork School of Music (CSM) Honours Degree Entrance Test (provisionally scheduled for 25th April 2020). This involves performance, aural and sight-singing tests, and a written paper dealing with rudiments, compositional techniques [harmony] and general musical knowledge. Normally, applicants should have reached at least Grade VI on their Principal Instrument. For further information, sample past papers, and audio, please visit http://csm.cit.ie. CIT CSM recommends that Special Category Applicants apply by 1st February, however, applications will be accepted up to 1st May. Candidates are not allowed to defer the results of the Entrance Test.
     

  • BA (Honours) in Theatre & Drama Studies CR700
    This is a ‘Restricted Access’ course which means that you must undergo an assessment day in the CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork (provisionally scheduled for 23rd - 25th April 2020). Each candidate who sits an Assessment Test is awarded up to a maximum of 600 points that are added to the Leaving Certificate points for the purpose of determining entry. Each standard candidate must achieve the minimum threshold of 276 points in the Assessment Test and must also meet the minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement in order to be eligible for admission.For the practical assessment, candidates will prepare a three-to-four minute monologue from a published play of their choice. Individual auditions/interviews will also include the performance of a short, previously unseen text given on the day. Each candidate will also take part in a 45-minute group drama workshop and complete a brief written exercise on an unprepared theatre topic. For further information and sample past papers, please visit http://csm.cit.ie. CIT CSM recommends that Special Category Applicants apply by 1st February, however, applications will be accepted up to 1st May. Candidates are not allowed to defer the results of the Entrance Assessment Test.
     
  • BA (Honours) in Popular Music:
    CR 125 Popular Music: Electric Bass Guitar
    CR 126 Popular Music: Drums
    CR 127 Popular Music: Electric Guitar
    CR 128 Popular Music: Keyboards
    CR 129 Popular Music: Voice
    This is a ‘Restricted Access’ course which means that you must undergo an assessment day in the CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork (provisionally scheduled for 23rd - 25th April 2020). Each candidate who sits an Assessment Test is awarded up to a maximum of 600 points that are added to the Leaving Certificate points for the purpose of determining entry. Each standard candidate must achieve the minimum threshold of 276 points in the Assessment Test and must also meet the minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement in order to be eligible for admission. Applicants will be required to prepare two contrasting pieces of music; undergo an interview; and sit a written assessment paper. For further information, sample past papers, and audio, please visit http://csm.cit.ie. CIT CSM recommends that Special Category Applicants apply by 1st February, however, applications will be accepted up to 1st May. Candidates are not allowed to defer the results of the Entrance Test.
     
  • BA (Honours in Musical Theatre CR130
    This is a ‘Restricted Access’ course which means that you must undergo an assessment day in the CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork (provisionally scheduled for 23rd - 25th April 2020). Each candidate who sits an Assessment Test is awarded up to a maximum of 600 points that are added to the Leaving Certificate points for the purpose of determining entry. Each standard candidate must achieve the minimum threshold of 276 points in the Assessment Test and must also meet the minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement in order to be eligible for admission. The Assessment Test comprises: a one-hour workshop involving dance and drama improvisation - no specific preparation required for either; and an individual audition where you will sing two contrasting musical theatre songs, perform a dramatic monologue of your own choice from a published work, and undergo a brief interview. CIT CSM recommends that Special Category Applicants apply by 1st February, however, applications will be accepted up to 1st May. Candidates are not allowed to defer the results of the Entrance Assessment Test.