Regardless of which programme of study you choose, working towards a degree in NCAD means developing your own visual language and your own contribution to our visual culture. You will be challenged intellectually and creatively, we believe you learn as much from your peers as from your tutors and lecturers and that art is a collaborative activity.

NCAD has a wide range of undergraduate degree pathways in Design, Fine Art, Education and Visual Culture (History of Art & Design). 

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Portfolio Submissions or First Year applciations are due by 9th February 2024



Here you will find resources and help on applying for a Full Time Undergraduate Programme in NCAD

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First Year

First Year Art & Design is the common first year for all undergraduate studio based degrees at NCAD.

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At NCAD we encourage our design students to create visions and identities that are both innovative and sustainable. We are not just educating problem solvers but also opportunity seekers.

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Fine Art

Seeing the world anew, placing the accepted and unquestioned into a different light, exploring the boundaries between the private and public sphere, between the individual and society - doing it visually.

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The degree programme in Education fosters interest in the arts, motivating and challenging students to achieve their creative potential and contribute to the life and vibrancy of our visual culture.

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Visual Culture

The undergraduate Degree in Visual Culture offers you an opportunity to study the history and theory of art, design, fashion and film, as well as the latest forms of new media and digital culture.

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