CEAD University Certificate in Drawing and Visual Investigation

The University Certificate in Drawing and Visual Investigation (DVI) part-time course offers students an opportunity to explore ideas and develop skills essential to contemporary fine art studio practice.

Award University Certificate in Drawing and Visual Investigation
Credits Level 30 ECTS, Level 7 NFQ
Admission Requirements Age 21 before January 2024, Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent, English proficiency, 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 27 weeks autumn to spring,
2 x evenings per week
Fee 2024-2025 €1,800 payable in two instalments, September and January
Programme Code AD095 

Watch the DVI Presentation Below

Applications Open March 2024

Application Notes

Bookings to be made in the student name and details only
Bookings are online only
If you have been at NCAD previously use your MyNCAD account
To reset your password contact studentrecords@student.ncad.ie and include your name, date of birth and 8 digit student ID/reference number
First time NCAD students click to apply, then select New Account & keep your password safe
Please note that all students are required to have access to a computerInternet and be familar with Google Classroom (its easy)
Classes start week of 16th September 2024
DVI classes run 6.15pm to 9pm 

About the DVI Certificate

This one year certificate course is for mature students age 21 before January of the year their studies start 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 student direct observation, practical skills and visual analysis. Students completing the programme and achieving the learning outcomes are eligible to apply to the part-time Higher Diploma in Art.

AD095 DVI 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

AD095 DVI Programme Specification

DVI Tutors

Helen Killane Course Coordinator
Fiona Loughnane Visual Culture
Sarah Edmondson

DVI Progression

A key pillar of CEAD programmes is Progression within arts and design education. On successful completion of the Drawing and Visual Investigation certificate, students are eligible to apply to the part-time Higher Diploma in Art. Higher Diploma in Art graduates are then eligible to apply, via advanced entry, to the final year of NCAD's undergraduate BA Degree studies.

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