Taught Masters

NCAD offers a number of taught masters degree programmes in Design, Fine Art, Visual Culture and Education. The entry requirements, application procedure and application deadlines for these programmes are set out below. Information on tuition fees can be found under the Fees section.

 

                       PROGRAMME          

COURSE CODE

APPLICATION

MA / MFA  Art in the Contemporary World

 

AD441 / AD445

MA Design History & Material Culture

 

AD456 
MA Socially Engaged Art + Further Education AD461

Runs every 2nd year. No 2018/19 intake

Professional Master in Education (Art & Design)

 

AD459  Applications currently closed for 2018 entry. 

MSc Medical Device Design

 

 AD460

MFA Fine Art

 

AD426

MFA Digital Art

 

AD428

MFA Design

 

AD438 * Please note: This Programme is being phased out and replaced by four new MA Design options. These options are in the table below and will run from September 2019.

MA Interaction Design

 

AD439

 

Below are four new MA Design options* that will run from September 2019. 

*subject to final validation March 2018
PROGRAMME COURSE CODE APPLICATION
MA Product Design AD430 Application will open November 2018
MA Communication Design AD432 Application will open November 2018
MA Service Design AD431 Application will open November 2018
MA Design for Body and Environment AD433 Application will open November 2018

 

NCAD 2018/19 Prospectus

Educational Standard  - All Masters Programmes

An approved Bachelor degree at minimum level of 2nd class honours.

Applicants who do not meet the mimimum academic entry requirements may be considered on the basis of prior work or learning experience. Candidates may be required to pass a qualifying examination set by the relevant department before being accepted to a Masters degree programme. Attendance at selected undergraduate lecture courses at NCAD, together with related written work may be prescribed. 

A non-refundable fee of €55 is payable per applicant per academic year. Candidates applying to more than one programme are asked to contact admissions@ncad.ie to allow for their application fee to be transferred across programmes.

The fee is not applicable to current NCAD undergraduates progressing to Masters level study. If you are a current progressing NCAD student, please fill in your application form as far as the fee submission page. Then save and exit, and email admissions@ncad.ie with your current student number, full name and date of birth, stating that you have filled out your form and wish your application to be progressed to "Submitted". 

All postgraduate programmes must be applied for using our ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM. Below is a checklist applicants will need before they begin their postgraduate application. All uploaded documents must be clearly labelled in the following manner: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_DOCUMENT  

i.e  MURPHY_JOHN_TRANSCRIPT    or     SMITH_MARY_REFERENCE1 

 

AD441/AD445 MA/MFA Art in the Contemporary World

AD456 MA Design History & Material Culture

1. A Statement of Interest - 300-500 words framing your reasons for applying to the programme

2. A recent CV

3. Certified transcripts of previous programmes followed

4. Certified copies of degree/ certificates and/or other appropriate third level qualifications bearing the official stamp of the institution.

5. Reference 1 (Academic - Head of School/Department preferred)

6. Reference 2 (Tutor or Current/Recent Employer)

7. A sample of written work - essay, published article or other relevant text

 

AD426 MFA Fine Art

AD428 MFA Digital Art

AD439 MA Interaction Design

AD460 MSc Medical Device Design

1. A Statement of Interest - 500 words framing your reasons for applying to the programme. Please indicate a subject/discipline area that you believe can best advance your practice.   

2. A recent CV

3. Certified transcripts of previous programmes followed

4. Certified copies of degree/ certificates and/or other appropriate third level qualifications bearing the official stamp of the institution.

5. Reference 1 (Academic - Head of School/Department preferred)

6. Reference 2 (Tutor or Current/Recent Employer)

7. Applications for studio based programmes must be supported by visual documentation or other documentation demonstrating your previous work. Applicants are requested to upload a document via the online application with access to their portfolio. This document can include link to a website or on-line portfolio or a link to a folder on Google Drive. The folder should contain 10-15 images maximum. Weblinks to Youtube or Vimeo should be submitted for viewing video clips, clips should be no longer than 10 minutes. 

Clear titles, sizes, dates, media, dimensions and contextualisation of the imagery must accompany your submission on an Image Description Sheet.

 

AD459 Professional Master in Education (Art & Design)

AD461 MA Socially Engaged Art & Further Education (next intake September 2019)

Applicants for the Professional Master in Education (Art & Design) should hold a degree or equivalent in art and/or design recognised by the Registration Council for Secondary Teachers of the Department of Education and Science in Ireland.

1. A Statement of Interest**

2. A recent CV

3. Certified transcripts of previous programmes followed

4. Certified copies of degree/ certificates and/or other appropriate third level qualifications bearing the official stamp of the institution.

5. Reference 1 (Academic - Head of School/Department preferred)

6. Reference 2 (Tutor or Current/Recent Employer)

**Supporting statements for the AD459 should refer to the most enjoyable aspects of your own education. Indicate which aspects of education policy and practice especially interest you and outline your views on current issues on art and design education within second-level schools.

Supporting statements for AD461 should set out an area of inquiry you are committed to exploring. Make reference to contemporary practitioners and critical coordinates informing your thinking. 

AD459 The presentation of a portfolio of 10 pieces of recent work will be required if you are shortlisted to attend for interview. Applicants will be sent a brief for a drawing project that they must complete and bring with them to interview, if shortlisted. Shortlisting for interview will apply.

AD461The presentation of a portfolio of 10 pieces of recent work will be required if you are shortlisted to attend for interview. The MA SEA interviews are conducted in small  goups of 3-4 applicants who will be asked to discuss their interests and intentions with regard to socially engaged art practice. 

ONCE YOU HAVE GATHERED THE RELEVANT DOCUMENTS OUTLINED ABOVE, APPLY HERE TO YOUR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME

NCAD operates a rolling closing date for postgraduate applications. The dates published here are the next closing dates after which offers will be made to successful applicants. Applications will continue to be accepted after these closing dates until a programme is full.  Please contact the Admissions Office for further information admissions@ncad.ie

Programme Academic Year  Application 

Closing Dates

1st Call

MA Socially Engaged Art + Further Education

2018/19

Runs every 2nd Year. No 2018/19 Intake

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MFA Fine Art

2018/19

30th April 2018

MFA  Digital Art

2018/19

30th April 2018

MA Interaction Design

2018/19

30th April 2018

MFA Design

2018/19

* Please note: This Programme is being phased out and replaced by four new MA Design options. These options are in the table below and will run from September 2019.

N/A

MSc Medical Device Design

2018/19

30th April 2018

MA Design History and Material Culture / MA Art in the Contemporary World

2018/19

30th April 2018

Professional Master of Education (Art & Design)

2018/19

Applications currently closed for 2018 entry.

30th April 2018

 

Programme Academic Year Application

Closing dates

1st Call

MA Product Design 2019/20 Application will open November 2018 April 2019
MA Communication Design 2019/20 Application will open November 2018 April 2019
MA Service Design 2019/20 Application will open November 2018 April 2019
MA Design for Body and Environment 2019/20 Application will open November 2018 April 2019

 


MA Art in the Contemporary World & MA Design History & Material Culture

Following the success of the two Master’s programmes offered by the School of Visual Culture at the National College of Art and Design a scholarship worth full tuition fees will be awarded to a student on the MA Art in the Contemporary World and the MA Design History and Material Culture. The scholarships will be awarded on academic merit and all applicants are eligible, including EU and non-EU students.

For more information (including application procedures) on these opportunities and the research environment in the School of Visual Culture at NCAD, click here.

Deadline for scholarship applications: 30th April, 2018

You may also contact the programme directors:

Declan Long, longd@staff.ncad.ie / Francis Halsall, halsallf@staff.ncad.ie (MA Art in the Contemporary World)

Lisa Godson, godsonl@staff.ncad.ie (MA Design History & Material Culture)

Other enquiries: admissions@ncad.ie