Modules offered will be subject to availability of spaces and level of demand
Preference will be given to continuing VAP students
Students can combine modules in a flexible way to complete 30 credits over 1 to 3 years. To achieve the full award students must complete both mandatory modules and one module from each of Group A and Group B. see table below.
*Please note that students are required to have completed a studio module before taking Professional Practice CEAD1002, unless completing all 30 credits of the VAP Certificate in a single year
*Please note that all students are required to have access to a computer and WiFi
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.
Places are allocated on a first come basis to applicants with the following basic requirements; mature students who have turned 21 on or before 1 January of the year in which they wish to commence study on the programme; Experience in art, design or photography either from completing a summer or short course at NCAD, 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.