Study at NCAD

Welcome to Admissions at the National College of Art & Design.

NCAD is a community of 1,500 undergraduate, postgraduate and part-time students studying Fine Art, Design, Education and Visual Culture.  For information on how to become a student at NCAD follow the links below.  



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First Year Information | Studio+ 



Undergraduate Year 1

Undergraduate Year 1

Applying to First Year, for information on what you can study at NCAD, the application process, eligibility and how offers are made

View Undergraduate Year 1

Portfolio Submission

Applying to First Year, for information on portfolio requirements, submission details and important dates.

View Portfolio Submission

Undergraduate Year 2+

Applying to NCAD Year 2+ as an Advanced Entry or Transfer student, for information on eligibility and the application process

View Undergraduate Year 2+


NCAD offers a range of taught and research postgraduate degrees in Design, Fine Art, Education and Visual Culture. For information on the programmes available, the application process and eligibility click here.

View Postgraduate


Applying to NCAD as an International Student, please follow this link for information on eligibility and the application process.

View International

Part-Time /Continuing Education

The Centre for Continuing Education in Art and Design at NCAD provides opportunities for learning during the autumn, spring and summer. Over one thousand students attend CEAD part-time courses each year.

View Part-Time /Continuing Education

NCAD Youth Art Programme (YAP)

Art History Seminar Series 2015/16

View NCAD Youth Art Programme (YAP)