Taught Masters

NCAD offers a number of taught masters degree programmes in Design, Fine Art, Visual Culture and Education. The entry requirements, application procedure and application deadlines for these programmes are set out below. Information on tuition fees can be found under the Fees section.

                       PROGRAMME          

COURSE CODE

APPLICATION

MFA Fine Art

 

AD426 Applications currently closed for 2018 entry.

MFA Digital Art

 

AD428 Applications currently closed for 2018 entry.

MA / MFA  Art in the Contemporary World

 

AD441 / AD445 Applications currently closed for 2018 entry.

MA Design History & Material Culture

 

AD456  Applications currently closed for 2018 entry.

MSc Medical Device Design

 

 AD460 Applications currently closed for 2018 entry.

MFA Design

 

AD438 * Please note: This Programme is being phased out and replaced by four new MA Design options. These options are in the table below and will run from September 2019.

MA Interaction Design

 

AD439 Applications currently closed for 2018 entry.
MA Socially Engaged Art + Further Education AD461 Runs every 2nd year. No 2018/19 intake
Professional Master in Education (Art & Design) AD459 Applications currently closed for 2018 entry. 

 

Below are four new MA Design options* that will run from September 2019. 

*subject to final validation March 2018
PROGRAMME COURSE CODE APPLICATION
MA Product Design AD430 Application will open November 2018
MA Communication Design AD432 Application will open November 2018
MA Service Design AD431 Application will open November 2018
MA Design for Body and Environment AD433 Application will open November 2018

 

NCAD 2019/20 Prospectus

Educational Standard  - All Masters Programmes

An approved Bachelor degree at minimum level of 2nd class honours.

Applicants who do not meet the mimimum academic entry requirements may be considered on the basis of prior work or learning experience. 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. 

A non-refundable fee of €55 is payable per applicant per academic year. Candidates applying to more than one programme are asked to contact admissions@ncad.ie to allow for their application fee to be transferred across programmes.

The fee is not applicable to current NCAD undergraduates progressing to Masters level study. If you are a current progressing NCAD student, please fill in your application form as far as the fee submission page. Then save and exit, and email admissions@ncad.ie with your current student number, full name and date of birth, stating that you have filled out your form and wish your application to be progressed to "Submitted". 

All postgraduate programmes must be applied for using our ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM. Below is a checklist applicants will need before they begin their postgraduate application. All uploaded documents must be clearly labelled in the following manner: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_DOCUMENT  

i.e  MURPHY_JOHN_TRANSCRIPT    or     SMITH_MARY_REFERENCE1 

 

AD441/AD445 MA/MFA Art in the Contemporary World

AD456 MA Design History & Material Culture

1. A Statement of Interest - 300-500 words framing your reasons for applying to the programme

2. A recent CV

3. Certified transcripts of previous programmes followed

4. Certified copies of degree/ certificates and/or other appropriate third level qualifications bearing the official stamp of the institution.

5. Reference 1 (Academic - Head of School/Department preferred)

6. Reference 2 (Tutor or Current/Recent Employer)

7. A sample of written work - essay, published article or other relevant text

 

AD426 MFA Fine Art

AD428 MFA Digital Art

AD439 MA Interaction Design

AD460 MSc Medical Device Design

1. 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.   

2. A recent CV

3. Certified transcripts of previous programmes followed

4. Certified copies of degree/ certificates and/or other appropriate third level qualifications bearing the official stamp of the institution.

5. Reference 1 (Academic - Head of School/Department preferred)

6. Reference 2 (Tutor or Current/Recent Employer)

7. Applications for studio based programmes must be supported by visual documentation or other documentation demonstrating your previous work. Applicants are requested to upload a document via the online application with access to their portfolio. This document can include link to a website or on-line portfolio or a link to a folder on Google Drive. The folder should contain 10-15 images maximum. Weblinks to Youtube or Vimeo should be submitted for viewing video clips, clips should be no longer than 10 minutes. 

Clear titles, sizes, dates, media, dimensions and contextualisation of the imagery must accompany your submission on an Image Description Sheet.

 

AD459 Professional Master in Education (Art & Design)

AD461 MA Socially Engaged Art & Further Education (next intake September 2019)

Applicants for the Professional Master in Education (Art & Design) should hold a degree or equivalent in art and/or design recognised by the Registration Council for Secondary Teachers of the Department of Education and Science in Ireland.

1. A Statement of Interest**

2. A recent CV

3. Certified transcripts of previous programmes followed

4. Certified copies of degree/ certificates and/or other appropriate third level qualifications bearing the official stamp of the institution.

5. Reference 1 (Academic - Head of School/Department preferred)

6. Reference 2 (Tutor or Current/Recent Employer)

**Supporting statements for the AD459 should refer to the most enjoyable aspects of your own education. Indicate which aspects of education policy and practice especially interest you and outline your views on current issues on art and design education within second-level schools.

Supporting statements for AD461 should set out an area of inquiry you are committed to exploring. Make reference to contemporary practitioners and critical coordinates informing your thinking. 

AD459 The presentation of a portfolio of 10 pieces of recent work will be required if you are shortlisted to attend for interview. Applicants will be sent a brief for a drawing project that they must complete and bring with them to interview, if shortlisted. Shortlisting for interview will apply.

AD461The presentation of a portfolio of 10 pieces of recent work will be required if you are shortlisted to attend for interview. The MA SEA interviews are conducted in small  goups of 3-4 applicants who will be asked to discuss their interests and intentions with regard to socially engaged art practice. 

ONCE YOU HAVE GATHERED THE RELEVANT DOCUMENTS OUTLINED ABOVE, APPLY HERE TO YOUR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME

NCAD operates a rolling closing date for postgraduate applications. The dates published here are the next closing dates after which offers will be made to successful applicants. Applications will continue to be accepted after these closing dates until a programme is full.  Please contact the Admissions Office for further information admissions@ncad.ie

Programme Academic Year  Application 

Closing Dates

1st Call

MA Socially Engaged Art + Further Education

2018/19

Runs every 2nd Year. No 2018/19 Intake

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MFA Fine Art

2018/19

Applications currently closed for 2018 entry.

30th April 2018

MFA  Digital Art

2018/19

Applications currently closed for 2018 entry.

30th April 2018

MA Interaction Design

2018/19

Applications currently closed for 2018 entry.

30th April 2018

MFA Design

2018/19

* Please note: This Programme is being phased out and replaced by four new MA Design options. These options are in the table below and will run from September 2019.

N/A

MSc Medical Device Design

2018/19

Applications currently closed for 2018 entry.

30th April 2018

MA Design History and Material Culture / MA Art in the Contemporary World

2018/19

Applications currently closed for 2018 entry.

30th April 2018

Professional Master of Education (Art & Design)

2018/19

Applications currently closed for 2018 entry.

30th April 2018

 

Programme Academic Year Application

Closing dates

1st Call

MA Product Design 2019/20 Application will open November 2018 April 2019
MA Communication Design 2019/20 Application will open November 2018 April 2019
MA Service Design 2019/20 Application will open November 2018 April 2019
MA Design for Body and Environment 2019/20 Application will open November 2018 April 2019

MFA FINE ART / MFA DIGITAL ART SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY WITH THE NATIONAL FORENSIC MEDICAL HOSPITAL

The scholarship is offered through the School of Fine Art at NCAD and represents an opportunity for the recipient artists to work with the National Forensic Medical Hospital (NFMH) in a period that covers the hospital’s relocation from its current location in Dundrum to its future new build facility at Portrane in North Dublin. This is the third (of three) Masters scholarships to be awarded – each of two years duration.

The scholarship is undertaken through the structure of the MFA Fine Art and the MFA Digital Art Masters programmes at NCAD.

It is expected that the project work and art outcomes developed in relation to the context of the NFMH will be pursued through the various module requirements expected of the MFA programmes.  A group of postgraduate peers will develop a variety of self-generated practice proposals meaning significant on-campus delivery all day Monday through the year with further requirements on some other days. it is expected that substantial practice-based time will be spent pursuing dimensions related to the NFMH.

This practice-based art scholarship is conceived as comprising several elements. The project requires developing an engaged process potentially with residents, staff, location, function and transition as a means of developing artworks, to be placed and integrated into the hospital / residential environment.

For the funder, this engagement with process is a means of supporting a sophisticated art engagement where artworks emerge from a process.  This is envisaged to include proposals, negotiated and evolved, to fully-fledged finished artworks, permanently installed. There is the scope and desire to include elements of process, sketch, development and test in this framing.

For the student, it is envisaged that evidence of the process and the art works evolved become permanently part of the hospital environment and part of the HSE collection, whilst acknowledging the authorship of the student. This is a means of developing a suite of skills and experience that are particular and transferable.

In order to maximize the effectiveness of a materials budget and the translation of art material and forms, attention should be paid to digital, lens-based and other forms of reproduction, in order to maximize visibility, as work meets its new environment.  This should be understood as a negotiated process with key staff.

In addition to a materials budget there is also funding available to facilitate transport to the hospital.

It is expected that work in relation to the environments will be enhanced by other engagements by the art school.

Applications

Scholarship applicants should outline their interests and capacities in a letter (approx. 400 words) and submit this via NCAD’s online application system together with supporting documentation for the MFA Fine Art/MFA Digital Art programmes.  

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the ability to work with others as a component of some of their art outputs and process

Scholarship application deadline: 8 August at 5pm

Admissions enquires to admissions@staff.ncad.ie

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