MFA in Digital Art

The MFA in Digital Art is a taught programme for students who wish to explore how contemporary art practice responds to the digital world and gather the skills needed to harness the creative possibilities provided by new technologies.


MFA in Digital Art FAQ

MFA in Digital Art FAQ for NCAD graduates

This programme is part-funded by the National Development Plan under the Graduate Skills Conversion Programme.

The MFA Digital Art is a new programme delivered by the NCAD Media Department.  The course is specifically conceived to support students in developing their art practice while critically exploring the relationships between art, technology and contemporary society.

The department team, who are specialists in the field, lead this taught programme over four semesters.  It is designed to enhance each individual’s skills and knowledge base, and to facilitate critical engagement with the field.  There is a strong emphasis within the curriculum on student-centred learning, through one-to-one tutorials, seminars and crits.  As part of the School of Fine Art’s postgraduate cohort, students enhance their conceptual and technical skills, while sharing their learning and professional development with peers. Studio spaces are provided, along with access to the department’s facilities and equipment – including video studio, photography studio, black & white chemical darkroom, video and audio editing suite, custom-built PCs for 3D and virtual-reality work, digital printing, and dedicated project spaces for installing and testing art works.

The MFA Digital Art enables digital skills acquisition through project-based learning, in tandem with self-directed research.  The course integrates online and face-to-face teaching and learning strategies.  In shared modules, students work alongside MFA students from other Fine Art departments, and there is also a schedule of weekly guest lectures by visiting contemporary practitioners.  The course provides an important pathway to doctoral level research at NCAD.  Please contact us if you would like to learn more about the programme.


For further information please contact Leah Hilliard.