Portfolio Preparation Summer Programme Free places

This three-week course is designed to assist students in developing a portfolio for entry to third level art and design education. It will run from 20th June to 7th July, 2023, 10am to 4pm.

Free places on this course are available to 12 students who are eligible for the I Can Teach programme which aims to increase the number of under-represented groups in art teacher training courses.

Who is eligible to apply for this opportunity? 
This opportunity is open to applicants who wish to become art teachers from the following equity groups:
  • Individuals from low socio-economic backgrounds or a community from where there is a low progression to higher education
  • People with disabilities
  • Mature and first to college
  • Lone parents
  • Ethnic minorities
  • Members of the traveller community
  • Students who attend DEIS band schools


This course is suitable for anyone preparing a portfolio for applying into third level art and design colleges. Portfolio preparation focuses on the development of visual ideas and skills leading to the creation of your portfolio. Emphasis will be placed on the development of drawing and observational skills through studio and location work. Students will undertake personal projects outside of course hours and these will be discussed each day. Delivered by tutors skilled and experienced in portfolio preparation, this course is part of the CEAD Summer Programme.  To find out more information  CLICK HERE or contact icanteach@staff.ncad.ie