College Structure

The National College of Art & Design, Dublin, is Ireland’s leading provider of art and design education. Our campus on Thomas Street in Dublin’s historic city centre is home to a community of 1,500 undergraduate, graduate and part-time students engaged in a wide range of study and research across the disciplines of Design, Education, Fine Art and Visual Culture.

NCAD has been the most significant provider of Art & Design education in Ireland for over 250 years and is a Recognised College of University College Dublin.

The NCAD has four schools; Design, Education, Fine Art and Visual Culture offering a range of different educational opportunities from part-time classes to doctoral studies. We also offer a wide range of opportunities through our Centre for Continuing Education (CEAD).

The College is home to NIVAL (National Irish Visual Arts Library).

Academic Affairs comprises the administration and development of NCAD’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and research agenda and environment.

The College is governed by a board (An Bord) appointed by the Minister for Education and Skills, and is managed by the College Management Team.

Information about key roles and function at the College can found in this Organisational Structure chart.