The National College of Art and Design occupies a unique position in art and design education in Ireland. It offers the largest range of art and design degrees in the State at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Studying at NCAD is about excellence in art and design, we encourage diversity and difference in our students in an environment that will challenge your creativity and talent. Our goal is that you will graduate with the skills, knowledge, and ambition to flourish in your chosen career.
Regardless of which programme of study you choose, working towards a degree in NCAD means developing your own visual language and your own contribution to our visual culture. You will be challenged intellectually and creatively, we believe you learn as much from your peers as from your tutors and lecturers and that art is not a solitary activity.
Artists, designers, theorists, critics, historians, educators and other cultural workers pursue postgraduate studies at NCAD, attracted by a dynamic environment attuned to the latest developments in art, design, education, visual culture, criticism and theory.
The Centre for Continuing Education at NCAD, provides courses in art and design for adults who wish to explore their creative potential and learn new skills.
Art and design have a crucial contribution to make to the cultural and intellectual enrichment of Ireland, and to Ireland’s capacity to create a sustainable knowledge based economy and society.
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