Continuing Education

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.

Want to study part-time at NCAD?

Short Summer Courses 2021

Applications opening soon! Join us this summer for a range of non-credit art & design courses. The full summer course offering and course schedule will be available here, on the CEAD website, in the coming weeks. ​​Join our Email List to receive updates on the course offerings and application openings for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Interested in obtaining an NFQL7 qualification? D+VI and P+DI applications opening soon!

Applications are scheduled to open shortly for the CEAD University Certificate courses in Drawing & Visual Investigation (D+VI) and Photogtaphy & Digital Imaging (P+DI). These are one year, part-time, NFQL7 programmes. 

CEAD Open Day 2021
Catch up on the virtual event here

About CEAD

The Centre for Continuing Education in Art and Design at NCAD provides opportunities for learning during the autumn and summer to over six hundred students each year. CEAD offers accredited (University Certificate and Higher Diploma programmes, NFQL7 and NFQL8) and non-credit options for students who choose to study part-time in an era of lifelong learning. CEAD aims to provide a diverse programme of courses offering flexible, quality learning opportunities, that enable access, support progression and transfer for students who wish to further their visual arts education. More information on our summer and autumn accredited and non-credit courses.

NCAD CEAD Part-Time Study Progression Chart 

CEAD CREDIT Programme Schedule (Modules. Fees & Delivery)

Join our Email List
For updates on CEAD news and events, like application openings for our summer and autumn courses, CEAD Open Days, the annual CEAD Exhibition and other events.

CEAD Online Gallery
See the work of CEAD, NCAD part-time evening students. All work displayed on the Continuing Education pages was produced by CEAD students.

More information:

Contact CEAD


Tel: + 353 1 636 4214

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