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 Code Academic Year  Application 

MA Interaction Design

AD 439

2019/20

MSc Medical Device Design

AD 460

2019/20

MA Communication Design

AD 432

2019/20

MA Product Design

AD 430

2019/20

MA Design for Body and Environment

AD 433

2019/20

MA Service Design

AD 431

2019/20

MFA Fine Art

AD 426

2019/20

MFA  Digital Art

AD 428

2019/20

MFA Art in the Contemporary World

AD 445

2019/20

MA Art in the Contemporary World FT

AD 441F

2019/20

MA Art in the Contemporary World PT

AD 441P

2019/20

MA Design History and Material Culture FT

AD 456F

2019/20

MA Design History and Material Culture PT

AD 456P

2019/20

Professional Master of Education (Art & Design)

AD 459

2019/20

MA Socially Engaged Art + Further Education

AD 461

2019/20

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

AD432 MA Communication Design

AD430 MA Product Design

AD433 MA Design for Body and Environment

AD431 MA Service 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. Applications will be reviewed on receipt, and offers will be sent also on a rolling basis. Applications will continue to be accepted until a programme is full. Applications will remain open only if a programme has open places remaining, so please plan to submit your application as soon as possible. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information admissions@ncad.ie

Programme Code Academic Year  Application 

MA Interaction Design

AD 439

2019/20

MSc Medical Device Design

AD 460

2019/20

MA Communication Design

AD 432

2019/20

MA Product Design

AD 430

2019/20

MA Design for Body and Environment

AD 433

2019/20

MA Service Design

AD 431

2019/20

MFA Fine Art

AD 426

2019/20

MFA  Digital Art

AD 428

2019/20

MFA Art in the Contemporary World

AD 445

2019/20

MA Art in the Contemporary World FT

AD 441F

2019/20

MA Art in the Contemporary World PT

AD 441P

2019/20

MA Design History and Material Culture FT

AD 456F

2019/20

MA Design History and Material Culture PT

AD 456P

2019/20

Professional Master of Education (Art & Design)

AD 459

2019/20

MA Socially Engaged Art + Further Education

AD 461

2019/20