NCAD Annual Open Day 2022

We. Are. Open. NCAD's Annual Open Day will take place on November 23rd. We are delighted to be hosting our first in-person Open Day since 2019 and looking forward to welcoming you to our Historic Campus

How to get to NCAD? 

You can find all the transport info here

Schedule of Talks and Events





First Year Art & Design

Talks from Staff on First Year in NCAD & Portfolio Presentation

Starts every 30 mins from 9.30-2.30

Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre & Philip Treacy Room

First Year Art & Design First Year Art and Design Live Presentation + Q&A Every 30 mins from 9.30 until 2.00

Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre &

Philip Treacy Room
First Year Art & Design Student Portfolio Viewings Live + Q&A - meet students and view their portfolios in person 9.30-2.30 Ground Floor Space, School of Design Building

Fashion & Textile Surface Design

Studio Student Introduction Talks

Repeats on the hour from 10

Studio 1 2nd floor Granary Building

Jewellery & Objects

Student Introduction Talk/workshop Demos & Tour

Repeats on the hour from 10

Jewellery & Objects Studio


Sculpture Workshop (10 people only)

11 am and 12 noon

Sculpture studios, Granary Building

Fine Art Print

Printmaking demonstrations & Drop In anytime

10am until 12pm & repeats at 2pm

First Floor, Granary Building

Applied Art- Hard Materials

Open House! Students are ready for you all day.

All day

Ground floor accessed off Granary lane-way

Applied Art- Textile Art & Artefact

Open House! Students are ready for you all day.

All day

2nd floor Admin building

Fine Art Media

Hourly talks and All Day Drop In for Student tours

Talk Repeats on the hour from 10. Drop In anytime.

Video Studio- Top Floor - Rear of Granary Building

Product Design & Interaction Design

Presentation, tour and student exhibition

Hourly starting 11am, last tour at 2pm

LG.15, Design Building

Fine Art Painting

Talks with Q&A

Hourly starting 10am, last tour at 2pm

The Margaret Clarke Gallery

Visual Culture

Taster Lecture

12pm - 1pm

Philip Treacy Room

NCAD Access Office

Creative Arts Workshop- Intro to Creative Arts Summer School (For those thinking of applying through HEAR/DARE or as a Mature Applicant) Booking required.

Click here to book

10am-12pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Room 212, School of Education

Graphic Design/Moving Image Design/Illustration

Talk covering all three courses in Communication Design

Repeating on the hour

10:00 — Graphic Design
10:15 — Moving Image Design
10:30 — Illustration 

Risograph Studio (Seminar Room 106), First Floor Design Building.

What to expect?


The Open Day offers the chance to visit NCAD's campus. We have an Open House policy allowing you to take in the studios at your own pace to see what the current students are working on.

You'll have the opportunity to visit the multi-disciplinary First Year Studios to have a first-hand look at what Semester 1 in NCAD is all about.

You're also invited to visit the dedicated studios like Product Design workshops, Ceramics and Glass, Metalwork, Print Studios and more! 


Staff from First Year Studies and from across the College will be available on the day to tell you about the programmes they teach on and the different opportunities offered after their course.

We’ll also have Student Ambassadors available on the day to help show you around but they’re a chatty bunch and are happy to tell you about what they’re studying too and their journey to NCAD.

Admissions Staff will be available all day to answer those all important application questions. Whether it’s CAO, International Applications or Portfolio questions, we have got the answers.


We will have a number of talks scheduled throughout the day focusing on Portfolio Preparation and Submission and First Year in NCAD. Make sure to catch one of these.

A number of current First Years will also be giving live demo presentations of their own Portfolios.

This will be the same portfolio they submitted last year which gained them their place in NCAD. Not to be missed!

Key info for right now

  • There is no need to book a place for the Open Day. Just come along! 

  • NCAD welcomes School students, teachers, guidance counsellors, parents & other family. 

  • The Open Day will take place from 9:30-15:00

  • Contact admissions by email if you have any questions between now and then.