Open Days and Events

Thinking of studying at NCAD? See our Open Events calendar and plan your visit. Please check back regularly for updates.

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 and submitting your digital 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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October 24th & 25th 2022

Portfolio Information Sessions

Are you preparing your portfolio for an application to NCAD in February 2023? Come to our Portfolio Information Sessions and take the mystery out of portfolio submission!

Link for booking will be here closer to the time. 

23rd November 2022

NCAD's Annual Open Day 

Our Annual Open Day will be an in person event. More details here will be posted closer to the time. 

Catch Up: NCAD Open Day 2021/22

Visit our Video Gallery to see what you may have missed at our Open Day in November 2021

25th February 2023

CEAD Open Day

The Centre for Continuing Education in Art & Design at NCAD offers part-time courses in art and design for adults and school-leavers who want to explore their creative potential and learn new skills. Our Annual Open Day provides a chance to see the studios and chat to our Tutors.

More details will be available here closer to the time.