CEAD University Certificate in Drawing and Visual Investigation (D+VI)

This part-time course offers students an opportunity to explore ideas and develop skills essential to contemporary fine art studio practice.

Applications for 2023 will open late April

Award: University Certificate in Drawing and Visual Investigation
Credits/Level: 30 ECTS, Level 7 NFQ
Admission Requirements: Age 21 on January 1st 2023, Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent, a foundational, introductory, non credit, art or design course such as an NCAD short summer course and a completed application form including a short statement of interest
Portfolio: Not required
Duration: Autumn to spring,  2 x evenings per week 
Fee 2022-2023: €1,800 payable in two instalments, autumn and spring
Programme Code: AD095 

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AD095 D+VI Programme Information

Term starts Tuesday, 20th September, 2022

AD095 D+VI Modules: 

Code Module Name  Credits Semester
6.15 to 9pm 
CEAD1020 Materials and Experimentation Studio 1 1 Tuesday & Thursday
CEAD1021 Processes and Practice Studio 1 1 Tuesday & Thursday
CEAD1001 Theories and Concepts in Critical Cultures 1 Tuesday & Thursday
CEAD1022 Ideas & Concepts Studio 2 10 2 Tuesday & Friday
CEAD1002 Professional Practice 1 5 2 Tuesday & Friday

*Please note that all students are required to have access to a computer and WiFi

About the CEAD D+VI Certificate

This one year certificate course is for mature students, 21+,  who are interested in participating in a challenging learning opportunity in visual art and studio practice. The course is designed to meet the needs of students who have already demonstrated a commitment to their own art and design education and who wish to develop their knowledge in this field as a form of personal or professional development.  Drawing and Visual Investigation is concerned with conceptual approaches to drawing as well as developing students' direct observation, practical skills and their visual analysis.  Students completing the programme and achieving the learning outcomes are eligible to apply to the part-time Higher Diploma in Art.

More information:

Email: cead@ncad.ie
Tel: + 353 1 636 4214
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