Creative Arts Summer School Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What is the Creative Arts Summer School?

A. This is the second Creative Arts Summer School and it is funded by the Department of Education and Skills through the Leinster Pillar 1 Cluster of Higher Education.

Participating Institutions – Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire (IADT); National College of Art and Design (NCAD); Marino Institute of Education (MIE); Trinity College Dublin (TCD); and University College Dublin (UCD).

The Creative Arts Summer School will run for one week from Monday 24 – Friday 28th June from 10.00am – 4.30pm. The aim of the summer school is to raise awareness of the higher education opportunities in the creative arts in Dublin. The project is operated through the Access Services in each of the participating colleges and seeks to widen participation for groups currently under represented in our colleges.

You will have the opportunity to spend one-day on each campus and you will participate in two creative arts workshops each day. You will have the opportunity to find out about the application processes, entry requirements, support services and creative career opportunities related to each college’s creative courses. You will get to spend one week immersed in college life in Dublin with like-minded people.

Q. How will I get to the different colleges?

A. The summer school will begin in the National College of Art and Design, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8. A bus will be provided from NCAD on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to bring students to Marino Institute of Education, UCD and IADT. Students will have to make their own way to Trinity College on Friday.

Q. Who can apply for this Creative Arts Summer School?

A. This Creative Arts Summer School is open to applicants from the following equity groups:

Q. How do I apply?

A. Applicants apply via an online application form by 5pm Friday 31st May 2019.

Q. What information will I need to apply?

A. All applicants will be asked to provide personal details and asked to answer questions based on the following:

  • Barriers faced in accessing higher education
  • Creative Aspirations
  • Eligibility Criteria
Q. How will applications be assessed?

A. Applications will be examined by the Creative Arts Sub Group Committee, which will have a representative from each college.

Q. When will I know if I have a place?

A. All applicants will be informed by email of the outcome of their application by Friday 14th June 2019

Q. Who can I contact with any queries?

A. Email with any queries.