Continuing Education

The Centre for Continuing Education in Art & Design at NCAD offers part-time courses in art and design for adults and school-leavers who want to explore their creative potential and learn new skills.

Want to study part-time at NCAD?

Check out our range of part-time accredited and non-credit courses. Feel free to contact us at with any queries. We will have updated course details and schedules available in the coming months for the 2022/2023 academic year. Don't miss out!  


CEAD Open Day 2022 

Join us in February 2022 for information on part-time courses at NCAD, for the 2022/2023 academic year. Event date TBC.  Join our Email List to receive updates on this event.  


About CEAD

The Centre for Continuing Education in Art and Design at NCAD provides opportunities for learning during the autumn and summer to over six hundred students each year. CEAD offers accredited (University Certificate and Higher Diploma programmes, NFQL7 and NFQL8) and non-credit options for students who choose to study part-time in an era of lifelong learning. CEAD aims to provide a diverse programme of courses offering flexible, quality learning opportunities, that enable access, support progression and transfer for students who wish to further their visual arts education. More information on our summer and autumn accredited and non-credit courses.

NCAD CEAD Part-Time Study Progression Chart 

CEAD CREDIT Programme Schedule (Modules. Fees & Delivery)

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For updates on CEAD news and events, like application openings for our summer and autumn courses, CEAD Open Days, the annual CEAD Exhibition and other events.

CEAD Online Gallery
See the work of CEAD, NCAD part-time evening students. All work displayed on the Continuing Education pages was produced by CEAD students.

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Contact CEAD


Tel: + 353 1 636 4214

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