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?

Autumn Non-Credit Courses 2021-  VC507 Type & Image - applications now closed 

Applications now closed for Autumn non-credit course VC507 Type & Image.  Limited places available. Contact to apply. Click here for course details.


NFQL7 University Certificate in Visual Arts Practice (VAP) 2021 - Applications now closed

Applications are now open for the part-time, evening NFQL7 University Certificate in Visual Arts Practice (VAP).  This flexible programme can be completed over a period of 1-3 years. Limited places available! Continuing VAP students, please check your NCAD student email accounts for an important priority application update. 

NFQL7 University Certificate in Photography & Digital Imaging - 2021 applications now closed. 

Applications now closed for the University Certificate in Photography & Digital Imaging (P+DI). Click here  for further course details. This is a one year, part-time, NFQL7 course.  

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)

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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.

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