CEAD Certificate and Diploma Courses

The Centre for Continuing Education in Art and Design at NCAD provides opportunities for learning during the autumn and summer. You can choose from a range of part-time evening Certificate courses: Photography and Digital Imaging (P+DI), OR Drawing and Visual Investigation (D+VI), OR Visual Art Practice (VAP). Each course carries 20 ects, and on completion students can progress to the part-time Diploma in Art & Design. See below for further details.

CEAD offers certificate and non-certificate options for adults who choose to study part-time. In an era of lifelong learning, CEAD aims to provide a diverse programme of courses, which offer flexible, quality learning opportunities, that enable access, support progression and transfer for students who wish to further their visual arts education.


Learn more about progression in Art and Design through CEAD.

Apply for a CEAD Certificate or Diploma course

More information:
Email: cead@staff.ncad.ie

VAP Certificate A/C modules

VAP Certificate A/C modules

The Certificate in Visual Art Practice offers flexibility and variety and can be completed in 1 - 3 years. Alternatively individual modules may be taken either assessed (credit) or unassessed (audit).

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D+VI Certificate

This Drawing and Visual Investigation course signals a departure in the provision of visual arts education and the role of CEAD in creating opportunities for lifelong learning. This one year certificate course is for ma....

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P+DI Certificate

This Photography and Digital Imaging one year part-time course offers students an opportunity to extend their visual vocabulary and explore the creative possibilities of photography within contemporary visual art and de....

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Part-time Diploma in Art & Design

This part-time undergraduate course offers an opportunity for mature students interested in establishing a personal direction in their art and design practice to attend a flexible programme leading to an NUI Diploma

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Graduate Diploma in Community Arts Education

Continuing Education in conjunction with the Faculty of Education, also provide a Post Graduate Diploma in Community, Arts, Education. This course is for students who already have a Degree or equivalent, and are interes....

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