Visit NCAD - Open Days and Events

Thinking of studying at NCAD? See our Open Events calendar and plan your visit. All events are virtual in 2020-21.


Join us at our open events through the year to find out all you need to know about studying at NCAD. Take virtual tours of the college, meet staff and students, learn more about preparing your portfolio and applying to NCAD, ask questions - be bold and curious!

NCAD Open Events are for applicants, guidance counsellors, teachers, parents/guardians, friends, and everyone who is interested in finding out more about NCAD, one of Europe’s leading higher education institutions for visual disciplines.

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Who Should Attend


The Portfolio Workshop

Webinar, presentations and Q&A from First Year tutors on:
First Year Studies at NCAD, and
Compiling, editing and submitting your portfolio digitally – NEW FOR 2021.

Portfolio Demo’s and Live Chat with First Year students who submitted their portfolios last year.

Live Chat with NCAD Admissions.

This online workshop is for:

• Anyone preparing a portfolio for NCAD's Undergraduate Studio Courses in 2021.
• Art/ DCG/ Tech teachers, or tutors working with students preparing a portfolio.
• Guidance Counsellors from Secondary Schools or Colleges of Further Education, ETBs etc.

Anyone planning to apply to NCAD in 2021.

NCAD Open 2020-21

Over 25 presentations for First Year Studies and across all four Schools - Design; Fine Art; Education; and Visual Culture.

Take a virtual tour of the NCAD campus and studios; chat to staff and students; ask questions about preparing your portfolio, and about your course choices at NCAD.

Find out what it's like to study at NCAD!

Anyone planning to apply to NCAD in 2021.
First Year Studies Exhibition
Work from the final module of the First Year Art and Design program. Dates and full details will be posted on the NCAD website.
Applicants who expect to start First Year in September 2021.
Anyone thinking of applying to First Year NCAD 2022.
NCAD Degree Show
Featuring the work of graduating students from the Schools of Design, Education, and Fine Art.
All welcome!
June - July
CEAD Exhibition
Featuring the work of part-time and continuing education students at NCAD
All welcome!