School of Design

Postgraduate study in Design should be exploratory and groundbreaking, addressing both intellectual enquiry and practical realisation, and having contemporary relevance.

The School of Design aims to produce postgraduate students who will be leaders in their field through research, enquiry, experimentation and product development at the highest level. The School’s taught and research programmes, at masters and doctoral level, create a stimulating and challenging environment in which students can develop their analytical, critical and communicative abilities, their professional knowledge of contemporary design practices and debate, and their own practice in: product development, industrial design, visual communication, fashion design, textiles, ceramics, glass, and metals.

MSc Medical Device Design

MSc Medical Device Design

A taught masters in Medical Device Design in September conjunction with Science and Engineering at UCD and TCD. Open to graduates from a design, technical, science or engineering background.

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MA Interaction Design

A one-year taught masters delivered at the National College of Art and Design in conjunction with University College Dublin (UCD). Led by a people-centred approach, the programme teaches fundamental skills, methods and ....

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MFA Design

A two-year taught studio programme across a range of design disciplines, combining critical study and specialist studio practice together with interdisciplinary options and advanced research based study.

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PhD Design

A structured programme involving significant interdisciplinary and discipline specific input in the research project and active engagement with a community of researchers.

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Residency Opportunities

The Design Residency Programme is a voluntary scheme where recent graduates and emerging professionals are given access to the Faculty of Design’s facilities and the opportunity to develop their professional skills.

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