Griffith College


Any applicant applying for a Level 8 Honours Degree programme is required to submit a general art and design portfolio for review, demonstrating creativity and observational drawing skills. All candidates must upload a digital version of their portfolio as we do not accept physical portfolios. 

Please ensure you have either a CAO or Griffith College application number as you will need this to submit your portfolio. 

Candidates will have the opportunity to select an assessment date when uploading their portfolio. You must upload your portfolio by your chosen date.

Please upload your portfolio using the platform here

We would advise any new students to hold off on making large purchases before they start any of our programmes. Our lecturers will often advise students in terms of the best equipment and software packages. On becoming a student, you will also be eligible for various student discounts at major retailers, so it is generally better to wait.

Most part-time programmes have two scheduled weeknights from 6.30-9.30 with additional fortnightly classes as required on a Saturday morning and/or afternoon.

A: You can expect to be in college up to five days a week with studio classes and lectures normally between 10am and 5pm.

A portfolio is a collection of work that shows your skills, experimentation, ideas, and knowledge through a series of projects. It is a visual representation of your personal interests, and explorations telling a clear story.

Your portfolio pieces must be well-selected, neat, and placed in chronological order. The portfolio is reviewed on the quality of the work rather than the quantity - duplication should be avoided.

If you are applying for a full-time course and are under the age of 23, then you must make an application through the CAO. 

If you are applying for a full or part-time course, advanced entry, and/or are over the age of 23 then you can apply directly through Griffith College. 

Please contact [email protected] for more information. 

Most of the evening programmes have 2 week nights scheduled from 6:30 - 9:30 pm, with additional classes required on Saturdays from 9am - 5pm. 

As a full-time student, you should expect to be on campus five days a week. This will be a mix of lectures and studio classes normally between 10am - 5pm.

All courses that are validated by external bodies enjoy national and international recognition.

Yes. Griffith College recognises prior learning and prior experiential learning. When applying for your course, you will need to include full details of other programmes you have completed and any work experience obtained on your application form.