Professional Certificate- New Platforms for Artists
What to expect
New Platforms for Artists provides an opportunity for creative practitioners to capture and share their work via digital channels that are increasingly important to developing career trajectories. You will engage with a range of processes and technologies enabling them to plan, articulate, capture, disseminate and reflect on their creative work. You will explore the benefits of a cohesive and strategic approach to websites, digital video, audio and social platforms – building a recognisable voice and context for their new and evolving audiences.
You will focus on scoping, planning and contextualising a proposed AV work for recording and release across digital channels.bYou will be introduced to fundamental principles, working methods, skills and theories that underpin contemporary practice, within and extending beyond the digital world.
This module functions as a foundational component for Professional Diploma in New Platforms for Artists.
Opportunities to engage
The programme is designed to meet the needs of the creative sector within and beyond Ireland. As such, the constituent awards explicitly address key requirements identified in extensive discussions and research undertaken with industry partners and representative bodies such as the Arts Council of Ireland, Design and Crafts Council of Ireland and Institute of Designers in Ireland, and findings from government and sectoral reports.
The programme seeks to provide the transversal and specialist skills to equip creative practitioners to work within existing career paths, while also forge new career and creative pathways and learning.
This is a week-long intensive course, running Monday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm.
New Platforms for Artists develops participants' digital practices, research methodologies and techniques that are perpetually evolving and advancing.
This might range from expanded video making, artists film, documenting performances, online studio visits, digital workshops or the curation of existing audio-video works.
It is increasingly more difficult to work offline and evade digital platforms while developing a creative career; however, it is the task of the creator to critique, analyse and remodel these spaces. Students on this part-time Professional Certificate will examine the interconnected relationship online platforms have within contemporary art, extended creative fields and beyond.
Students will be advised by practitioners working in this field through directed learning including textual, practical and field research practices.
At completion of Professional Certificate (an accumulation of 5 credits in total) students can exit with a Professional Certificate in New Platforms for Artists or opt in to progress onto Professional Diploma in New Platforms for Artists Programme.
All applicants are expected to present an approved Bachelor degree at minimum level of 2nd class honours (2.2)
Applicants who do not meet the minimum academic entry requirements may be considered on the basis of prior work or learning experience (RPEL). Candidates may be required to pass a qualifying examination set by the relevant department before being accepted to a Masters degree programme. Attendance at selected undergraduate lecture courses at NCAD, together with related written work may be prescribed.
You may apply for the programme if you are currently completing your Undergraduate Degree. NCAD will review the rest of your application If necessary, we can make you a Conditional Offer. When your degree is completed and you send us final transcripts we will upgrade this to a Full Offer.
Essential Supporting Documents
A Statement of Interest - 500 words framing your reasons for applying to the programme. Please indicate a subject/discipline area that you believe can best advance your practice.
A recent CV
Certified transcripts of previous programmes followed
Certified copies of degree/ certificates and/or other appropriate third level qualifications bearing the official stamp of the institution.
Reference 1 (Academic - Head of School/Department preferred)
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English Language Requirements
All programmes in NCAD are taught through English. International Applicants are asked to provide proof of their English Language Proficiency.
Full details of acceptable tests and the standard required can be found at the following link English Language Requirement.
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There is a fee of €600 for this programme. It is free to apply.
A CFA scholarship encourages the participation of learners from sections of society that are significantly under-represented in higher education by offering one free place on all of our CFA short courses.
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Your work is focused through tutorials and expert advice; reinforced by strong links with industry, cultural institutions and leading creative practitioners who help students to develop their professional skills to position themselves successfully within the creative arts and industries.
Career opportunities involve:
- Production Opportunities in Moving Image/Film
- Research and Development for Video or Film Works
- Art Direction Role
- Directing or Producing Role
- Visual Storytelling Position