Taught Masters Entry Requirements

Applications now open for all postgraduate programmes in Design, Fine Art, Visual Culture and Education at NCAD.

Priority Deadline

The proprity deadline for receipt of applications to all postgraduate programmes is Friday 28th February 2020.

Applicants who wish to be considered for a scholarship must submit their application by the priority deadline. International applicants are also encouraged to submit their applications by this date.

After 28th February, NCAD will operate a rolling closing date for postgraduate applications for 2020 - 21. 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

Requirements

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.

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. 

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)

Note: Please supply the reference. Some referees prefer to submit the reference directly to the college. If this is the case, please instruct your referee to email a standard reference for the attention of Fiona Cleary to admissions@ncad.ie.

Please make sure all references contain the letterhead and the institution contact email address for the referee.

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

Scholarships at the School of Visual Culture

The School of Visual Culture at the National College of Art & Design (Dublin, Ireland) is now offering no-fee postgraduate scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. 

Apply for a scholarship

Please include a Scholarship Statement of Interest, outlining your reasons for applying for the scholarship, and including a short statement on your ideas for being a course ambassador. 

The deadline for scholarship applications is Friday June 5th, 2020. Late applications may be considered after this deadline.

NOTE: If you have already applied for a masters programme in the School of Visual Culture for 2020, please email your Scholarship Statement of Interest for the attention of Fiona Cleary to admissions@ncad.ie by the deadline, Friday June 5th.

Find out more about the scholarships.

 

AD426 MFA Fine Art

MFA Digital Art - MFA Digital Art is being folded into the expanded MFA programme and will discontinue as a separate programme.

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)

Note: Please supply the reference. Some referees prefer to submit the reference directly to the college. If this is the case, please instruct your referee to email a standard reference for the attention of Fiona Cleary to admissions@ncad.ie.

Please make sure all references contain the letterhead and the institution contact email address for the referee.

7. Applications for Fine Art programmes must be supported by visual or other documentation that best represents your practice. Applicants are requested to upload a document via the online application which contains a link to an online portfolio or to a portfolio folder on Google Drive. The portfolio / folder should contain 10-15 images maximum. Weblinks to Vimeo or YouTube 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.

NOTE: Links to artists' websites, online galleries, or other online art sites will not be accepted as a portfolio. Failure to submit a 10 to 15 piece portfolio will render your application incomplete.

Scholarships at the School of Fine Art

Continuing NCAD Graduates and Alumni will be eligible for a reduced tuition fee of €4,400 per academic year. (The normal fee rate is €5,400 per academic year.)

 

AD439 MA Interaction Design

AD460 MSc Medical Device Design

AD431 MA Service 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)

Note: Please supply the reference. Some referees prefer to submit the reference directly to the college. If this is the case, please instruct your referee to email a standard reference for the attention of Fiona Cleary to admissions@ncad.ie.

Please make sure all references contain the letterhead and the institution contact email address for the referee.

7. Applications for studio based programmes must be supported by visual documentation or other documentation that best represents your practice. Applicants are requested to upload a document via the online application with access to your portfolio. This document can include a link to an on-line portfolio or a link to a folder on Google Drive. The portfolio / folder should contain 10-15 images maximum. Weblinks to Vimeo or YouTube 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.


AD432 MA Communication Design

AD430 MA Product Design

AD433 MA Design for Body and Environment  

1. Research Proposal

2. Portfolio

Click here for important information on the Research Proposal and Portfolio requirements for AD432, AD430, AD433.

3. A recent CV

4. Certified transcripts of previous programmes followed

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

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

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

Note: Please supply the reference. Some referees prefer to submit the reference directly to the college. If this is the case, please instruct your referee to email a standard reference for the attention of Fiona Cleary to admissions@ncad.ie.

Please make sure all references contain the letterhead and the institution contact email address for the referee.

 

AD459 Professional Master in Education (Art & Design) APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED FOR 2020

AD461 MA Socially Engaged Art & Further Education (no intake September 2020)

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)

Note: Please supply the reference. Some referees prefer to submit the reference directly to the college. If this is the case, please instruct your referee to email a standard reference for the attention of Fiona Cleary to admissions@ncad.ie.

Please make sure all references contain the letterhead and the institution contact email address for the referee.

**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. Click here for more information.

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.

 

Master Of Literature in Education (AD462-1)

1. Research Proposal

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)

Note: Please supply the reference. Some referees prefer to submit the reference directly to the college. If this is the case, please instruct your referee to email a standard reference for the attention of Fiona Cleary to admissions@ncad.ie.

Please make sure all references contain the letterhead and the institution contact email address for the referee.

 

 

PROSPECTUS

More information:
Fiona Cleary
Assistant Student Recruitment and Admissions Officer
admissions@ncad.ie / +353 1 636 4218