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CEAD at the National College of Art and Design offers the most extensive range of part-time art and design courses in Ireland. Over 800 students participate in the continuing education programme annually.

Courses are provided at different levels to facilitate students who want to participate in flexible learning opportunities, gain qualifications and progress within third level. Continuing education also provides courses for people interested in returning to education, or those wanting to enhance their existing skills and knowledge in art and design through participation in short courses.

Apply here for a CEAD part time
course in art & design

   CEAD Autumn Programme 2017 coming soon

   CEAD Summer Programme 2017


Each programme has a different application procedure, so it is important to read the guidelines for your preferred programme, eg, Summer / Autumn, Credit / Non-Credit, Certificate / Diploma, before submitting your application. An incorrect or incomplete application will not be processed by CEAD. A portfolio is required for applications to the CEAD Part Time Diploma in Art & Design and the CEAD Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging (P+DI). Please visit the relevant programme page for more details.

All applicants, please read our Terms & Conditions carefully before applying for a CEAD course.

Autumn programme applicants, please also read our FAQ's carefully before applying for a CEAD course.


CEAD Terms & Conditions


It is possible to pay for all CEAD courses with the following payment options:

  • PayPal - please reference CEAD, NCAD
  • Postal Order - made payable to CEAD, NCAD
  • Bank Draft - made payable to CEAD, NCAD
  • Bank Transfers - please quote "CEAD - NAME - COURSE CODE" on the lodgement

NCAD Bank Details

Bank of Ireland
Address: 85 St James St, Dublin 8
Sort Code: 90-08-77
Account No: 78560622
IBAN: IE03 BOFI 9008 7778 5606 22

All payments MUST reference CEAD, Student name and course code with the remittance information.
Failure to do so will slow down your application.

CEAD Postal Address

CEAD, Centre for Continuing Education in Art & Design,
100 Thomas Street,
Dublin 8,


More information:

Email: cead@staff.ncad.ie
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CEADatNCAD/
Tel: + 353 1 636 4214