NCAD Open Day 2019

Are you planning to apply for a place in NCAD in 2020? Or are you a TY or 5th Year student interested in learning more about studying at Art College? Come to our full day of talks, studio tours, sample portfolios. Meet tutors and students, sample college life at NCAD for a day. No booking required. All welcome.

Wednesday 27 November 2019
9.30am to 3.30pm
NCAD
100 Thomas Street
Dublin 8

Welcome to the NCAD Open Day 2019. This is the day we open our studio doors to offer you a taste of what it's like to go to Art and Design College. Whether you are an aspiring artist, designer, educator or are more interested in a theory-based visual journey, there is something here for you. Make sure to get to as many departments as possible, where you will meet our teaching staff and students. Ask questions, see students' work - and be inspired!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

SPECIAL EVENTS

PLAN YOUR VISIT

 


OPEN DAY HIGHLIGHTS

Open Day Welcome Desk

Pick up a prospectus and Portfolio Guide. Chat with our Admissions staff. Plan your visit.

First Year talk and tour of the First Year Studio

First Year staff will talk you through the main steps in applying to NCAD, preparing your portfolio and what to expect in First Year. Following the talk, student guides will bring you on a tour through the campus and the First Year studios.

Sample Entrance Portfolios

Current First Year students display their entrance portfolios and answer your questions.

Department talks and studio tours

On Open Day we open up our studios to visitors. You can explore all areas of the College, see current student’s work in progress, and chat with the students and tutors.

NCAD Café The Luncheonette

Eat in The Luncheonette, awarded Café Of The Year 2019 by Food & Wine magazine. An art project in a canteen in an art college.

NCAD Gallery

Visit the NCAD Gallery and for a guided tour of the exhibiton, In the Age of Conscious Makers.

 

You don't need to book a place at Open Day. Just turn up and enjoy the experience of being an NCAD student for a day.

If you would like to know more about our courses, or how to apply for a place at NCAD, click to see our Prospectus.

If you would like to know more about preparing your portfolio as part of your application to NCAD, click to see our Portfolio Guide.

If you would like more information about Open Day or about studying at NCAD, please feel free to contact us at admissions@ncad.ie.

Enjoy your visit!

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NCAD OPEN DAY EVENTS

No need to pre-book any events. Just turn up.

NCAD Course & Location
Schedule
First Year Art & Design Talk
Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre.
First talk 10am – last talk 3pm
Talks every 30 minutes
Campus Tours including tour of First Year Studios
Departing from Grey Square every 20 minutes approximately.
Sample Entrance Portfolios
Design Building,
Ground Floor Lobby.
9.30am to 3.30pm
Design/Fine Art & Education
Design Building,
2nd Floor.
Talks from:
9.30 to 10.30
11.30 to 12.30
1.30 to 2.30
Communication Design (Graphic Design, Moving Image Design, Illustration)
Design Building,
1st Floor.
Drop in: Student guides take you through the Department, show you their work, and answer your questions.
Product Design and Interaction Design
Design Building,
Lower Ground Floor.
First talk 10am – last talk 2pm
Talks every hour
Design for Body & Environment
(Fashion, Textile & Surface Design, Jewellery & Objects)

Granary Building.
Drop in: Student guides take you through the Department, show you their work, and answer your questions.
Painting
Granary Building,
3rd Floor.
Frist talk 10am – last talk 4pm
Talks every hour
Print
Granary Building,
1st Floor.
Drop in: Student guides take you through the Department, show you their work, and answer your questions.
Media
Granary Building.
First talk 10am – last talk 3pm
Talks every 30 minutes
Tours departing from The Concourse.
Textile Art & Artefact
Admin. Building,
Top floor.
Drop in: Student guides take you through the Department, show you their work, and answer your questions.
Ceramics and Glass
Granary Building,
Ground Floor.
Drop in: Student guides take you through the Department, show you their work, and answer your questions.
Sculpture and Expanded Practices
Granary Building,
Ground Floor.
Drop in: Student guides take you through the Department, show you their work, and answer your questions.
Visual Culture
Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre.
Taster Lecture.
Experience NCAD as a BA Visual Culture Student, 12pm.
The Creative Arts Summer School
Mainie Jellet Seminar Room,
Admin. Building,
First floor.
2pm.
Postgraduate Talks
MA Interaction Design / MA Service Design / MSc Medical Device Design.
Design Building.
1 to 2pm.

No need to pre-book any events. Just turn up.

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PLAN YOUR VISIT TO NCAD OPEN DAY 2019

1. Your first stop should be the Open Day Welcome Desk in the NCAD Gallery lobby, in the Harry Clarke building. Our Admissions staff will be happy to answer all your questions about applying to NCAD and to help you plan your day on campus.

2. First Year talks, which take place every half hour in the Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre. These talks are a must if you are planning to apply to NCAD as an Undergraduate!

3. After your First Year talk, there will be a student ambassador ready to take you on a guided tour of the NCAD campus. You will visit all four schools on campus - Fine Art, Design, Visual Culture and Education. Your student guide will take you on a brief tour of the First Year Studios. Your student guide will be happy to answer any questions you have about studying at NCAD.

4. Your tour will finish at the First Year Portfolios Demonstrations. You can take a look through the portfolios, talk with the students about their work and their experience as an NCAD student. 

5. If there is a studio or department that you are particularly interested in, you are free to drop back there after the tour. There will be studio talks and Q&A's in different departments throughout the day. 

6. Have lunch or a break in the award winning NCAD Luncheonette . Serving wholesome breakfasts and lunches, great coffee and treats, The Luncheonette is open all day

7. Visit the NCAD Gallery and for a guided tour of the exhibiton, In the Age of Conscious Makers.

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