Portfolio: Not Required
Duration: Runs over 22 weeks (evenings) Autumn-Spring, full programme can be completed over 1-3 years
Fee 2020-2021: Fees charged per module see table below
Modules offered will be subject to availability of spaces and level of demand
Preference will be given to continuing VAP students
|Code||Module Name||Group||Credits||Weeks||Evening||Fee €||Apply Online|
|CEAD1001||Theories & Concepts in Critical Cultures||Mandatory||5||12||
|300||Continuing VAP students only
|CEAD1002||Professional Practice||Mandatory||5||11||S2 Thursday||300||
Continuing VAP students only
|CEAD1003||Drawing Techniques||A||10||Not available 2021|
|CEAD1004||Drawing, Print & Mixed Media||A||10||22||Wednesday||600|
|CEAD1005||Extending a Visual Language||A||10||22||Wednesday||600|
|CEAD1006||Sculpture & Drawing||A||10||22||Tuesday||600|
|CEAD1007||Exploring Creative Embroidery||A||10||22||Thursday||600|
|CEAD1008||Materials, Techniques & Language of Painting||B||10||11||Friday||600|
|CEAD1009||Painting & Visual Research||B||10||22||Monday||600|
|CEAD1010||Ceramics||B||10||22||Wednesday||Not available 2021|
|CEAD1011||Printed Textile Design||B||10||22||Monday||600|
|CEAD1012||Jewellery & Object Design||B||10||Not available 2021|
|CEAD1013||Bronze Casting as a Sculptural Process||B||10||22||Thursday||600|
The Certificate in Visual Arts Practice is one of a number of accredited courses available to mature students seeking flexible quality learning opportunities at NCAD. The course contains multiple modules offering choice to students, who can construct a sequential programme of learning from a multidisciplinary modular framework.
What are Audit/Credit courses?
Audit/Credit (A/C) courses are part-time modules offered in a range of Fine Art and Design subjects. A/C courses provide students with an option to study part-time and build credit toward a recognised third level qualification. Choose from the list in the table above.
Two options are provided for students taking Audit/Credit courses:
• Audit option: students participate in the module but do not submit their work for assessment and do not gain credit for accumulation purposes.
• Credit option: students submit their work for assessment by tutors and gain appropriate credit which is certified and may be used for accumulation purposes towards the completion of a Certificate, Diploma or Degree.
Students who successfully complete a Certificate course with CEAD can apply to the part-time AD082 Higher Diploma in Art NFQ Level 8.
The programme is open to mature students who have turned 23 on or before 1 January of the year in which they wish to commence study on the programme, and who have experience in art, design, or photography either from completing a summer or short course at NCAD, or completing a module on the Visual Arts Practice programme as audit only, or have similar experience. Leaving Certificate or FETAC or equivalent is a requirement for entry.
To apply for entry to the programme, applicants must complete a written application form. Applicants must also demonstrate that they will be able to manage the academic writing elements of the programme.
Applicants may also submit a portfolio to have previous learning or experience recognised (RPL) to fulfil entry criteria. Students can also apply for recognition of prior learning for any of the modules, to a maximum of 10 credits of the programme.
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