NCAD Open Events

The information here is from our Open Events for 2021. We will post up to date infomration for our 2022 Open Day soon. This page was a resource for applicants planning to apply for an undergraduate place at NCAD in 2021. Visit the Portfolio Workshop. Watch over 25 presentations for all undergraduate pathways at NCAD, including First Year Studies and all four Schools: Design, Fine Art, Education, and Visual Culture. Ask a question and discuss your options with NCAD Admissions staff.

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Study At NCAD

You can visit the Study At NCAD area, where you will find the Admissions Live Chat, the NCAD Prospectus, information on preparing and submitting your Digital Portfolio, downloads of key information and guides for applicants to NCAD in 2021, as well as our Alumni pages - and everything else you need to know about applying to and studying at NCAD.

NCAD Open Presentations

Watch presentations for the Portfolio Workshop, as well as First Year Studies and all four Schools - Design, Fine Art, Education and Visual Culture.

Learn about the Edward Murphy Library and the Student Support Services, as well as the NCAD Gallery and the MFA Fine Art exhibition, and the NCAD Student Union pages.

Live Chat is available for each presentation. A member of the NCAD Admissions Office will be happy to answer your questions. You can also email us at any time if you would like more information.

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NCAD 2021 Portfolio Submissions Open for Submission Now!
Portfolio Workshop First Year staff and students
First Year Studies Presentation Prof. Mary Avril Gillan, Head of First Year
Nicole Holbrook, First Year Student
Carla Corneille, First Year Student
Ciara Maxwell, First Year Student
Nina Fitzgerald, First Year Student
Julia Filip, First Year Student
Prof. Alex Milton, Head of School of Design
Sam Russell, Head of Depatment, Product Design
John Paul Dowling, Head of Department, Communication Design
Angela O'Kelly, Head of Department, DBE
Prof. Philip Napier, Head of School of Fine Art
Fine Art Applied Materials Presentation
- Textile Art & Artefact
- Hard Materials (Ceramics & Glass)
Dr. Helen McAllister, Head of Department, Applied Materials
Mark O'Kelly, Head of Department, Painting
Dr. Andrew Folan, Head of Department, Print
Dr. Feargal Fitzpatrick, Head of Department, Media
Brian Hand, Head of Department, Sculpture
Prof. Dervil Jordan, Head of School of Education
Dr. Patsey Bodkin, BA Education and Art or Design
Dr. Nuala Hunt, Head of Continuing Education
CEAD Part Time Courses Presentations Dr. Nuala Hunt and CEAD Tutors
Dr. Emma Mahony, BA Visual Culture
Prof. David Crowley, Head of School of Visual Culture
NCAD Gallery / MFA Fine Art / Rua Red Exhibition Live Chat with Dr. Sarah Durcan, Programme Leader MFA Fine Art
Student Support Services Team
Aisling Ní Aodha, Library Assistant
Caelainn Kerrigan and Caoimhe Cronin, NCAD SU

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