Open Days and Events

Thinking of studying at NCAD? See our Open Events calendar and plan your visit. All events are virtual in 2021-22. Please check back regularly for updates.

Join us at our Open Events through the year to find out all you need to know about studying at NCAD. Take virtual tours of the college, meet staff and students, learn more about preparing and submitting your digital portfolio and applying to NCAD, ask questions - be bold and curious!

NCAD Open Events are for applicants, guidance counsellors, teachers, parents/guardians, friends, and everyone who is interested in finding out more about NCAD, one of Europe’s leading higher education institutions for visual disciplines.

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24 Nov. 2021.
1 to 6 pm.

Virtual Event.

NCAD Open Day 2021

LIVE presentations and Q&A for First Year Studies and across all four Schools - Design, Fine Art, Education and Visual Culture.

All events are FREE & ONLINE.

- Chat with First Year students and staff.
- See sample portfolios and chat with the students.
- Attend talks & ask questions on preparing & submitting your digital portfolio.
- Attend the Sustainability in Design panel discussion.
- Chat with students from various pathways in Design and Fine Art.
- Take a virtual tour of our historic city-centre campus.

NCAD Open Day, Wed 24 Nov. 1 to 6 pm.
FREE & ONLINE. All welcome!

Plan your schedule and book your place HERE.

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NCAD - Your Place is Here!

This virtual event is for applicants, teachers, guidance counsellors, parents / guardians and friends - and anyone planning to apply to NCAD for Sept. 2022.

First Year Studies Exhibition
Work from the final module of the First Year Art and Design program. Dates and full details will be posted on the NCAD website.
Applicants who expect to start First Year in September 2022.
Anyone thinking of applying to First Year NCAD for Sept.2023.
NCAD Degree Show
Featuring the work of graduating students from the Schools of Design, Education, and Fine Art.
All welcome!
June - July
CEAD Exhibition
Featuring the work of part-time and continuing education students at NCAD.
All welcome!