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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

CAO (Higher Education)

Degree - Ordinary Bachelor

Arts & Humanities

Carlow College
Carlow College
Course Code
Career Zone
NFQ Type
3 Years
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
Points Change

Course Summary

The B.A. in Arts and Humanities is a 3 Year Level 7 Programme. It gives students a solid grounding in the major ideas, events and cultural heritage that have influenced western conceptions of humanity and society. Students who successfully complete the programme can progress to the final year of the honours programme.

The programme is designed in such a way that students can study a broad range of areas or narrow their focus to the subjects they want to pursue in Year 3. Also, to help students prepare for life in college, there are special modules in first year, such as academic and digital skills.

Course Details

College Link > PC402 - Arts & Humanities

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website

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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.


The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Career Progression

Graduates of this programme find employment in many different fields such as media, marketing, tourism, banking, pastoral care and the civil service. For those students who progress and complete a Level 8 programme, postgraduate study is possible. The B.A. in Arts and Humanites also has primary teaching placement options for students who concentrate a portion of their studies on Theology, ideal for those who are planning to progress to a Level 8 programme.

Further Research

Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.

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