Candidates will be required to answer four papers as follows:

  • Imaginative Composition or Still Life 2½ hours 100 marks
  • Design 2½ hours or Craftwork 5 hours 100 marks
  • Life Sketching 1 hour 50 marks
  • History and Appreciation of Art 2½ hours 150 marks


The fields of special study covered by the examination are as follows:

  • Section I – Art in Ireland (from Prehistoric times to the present)
  • Section II – European Art (from 1000 A. D. to the present).
  • Section III – Under the heading General Appreciation it is intended to afford


Candidates have an opportunity to discuss topics based on every-day visual experience in their own environment.