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.

NCAD CEAD Online Exhibition 2021

NOW LIVE!. Join us for this virtual showcase of works from over 80 part-time Higher Diploma and University Certificate students at NCAD. The online exhibition includes inspiring works in drawing, photography, print, sculpture, ceramics, land art, film and embroidery.
Click here to visit this wonderful exhibition. All are welcome!   

Want to study part-time at NCAD?

Short Summer Courses 2021 - Join Waitlist - applications closed

19th July- August 9th. Applications closed. Join the waitlist for remining places. The full summer course offering and course schedule now available here on the CEAD website.

Interested in obtaining an NFQL7 qualification in Photography & Digital Imaging?  Apply here today!

Applications remain open for the University Certificate in Photography & Digital Imaging (P+DI). Click here  for further course details and to apply online today. 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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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.

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