Applied Materials

The Department of Applied Material in the School of Fine Art offers two unique pathways to a BA in Applied Materials: Textile, Art & Artefact and Hard Materials (formerly Ceramics & Glass).

Integral to the creative process is a deep and sensitive knowledge of materials. The Applied Materials Department at NCAD provides students with a basis to engage in a particular creative field and to contribute to interdisciplinary debate with others. You will continually expand your knowledge through ongoing practical studio work, where you will develop a suite of fundamental and complementary skills allowing you to connect your work to contemporary culture and audiences.

The programme provides the perfect environment to experiment with new material considerations and explore the personal and public dimensions of making. Students develop a personal creative identity and proficiency in design principles and techniques, alongside theoretical positioning in relation to contemporary art practices. Through a mixture of workshops, lectures and tutorials, students develop professional approaches and relationships in the creative field essential for establishing and sustaining a professional practice.

Ceramics / Glass

Ceramics / Glass graduates have a wide range of national and international opportunities open to them, as designer, maker, artist, educator and creative entrepreneur. Increasingly, graduates progress to further study at postgraduate level to refine their creative abilities and approach. NCAD offers a range of innovative masters programmes, as well as a practice-based PhD

Textile Art & Artefact

Textile Art & Artefact graduates have a wide range of national and international opportunities open to them. Previous graduates have gone on to be successful visual artists, entrepreneurs, designers for couture, milliners and accessory design, stylists, costume and prop designers, illustrators, and to work in art education and art therapy. Increasingly, graduates are bridging contemporary art practices, with many going on to pursue further study at postgraduate level to refine their creative abilities and approach. NCAD offers a range of innovative masters programmes, as well as a practice-based PhD.

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Duration 3/4 Years BA 
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CAO Course Codes:

AD204 Fine Art

AD101 First Year Art & Design (Common Entry)

Entry Requirements

Leaving Cert: 6 Subjects (2 X H5 and 4 X O6/H7)

Subjects must include English, Irish and one of the following:  a third language or Art or Design & Communication Graphics (DCG)


FETAC: 5 Distinctions Full Award

NCAD Minimum Entry Requirements

Portfolio Requirement NCAD Portfolio Submission
Degree Awarded BA Fine Art / BA Fine Art & Visual Culture / BA Fine Art ( International) 
 
All Undergraduate applications for Year 1 entry and Advanced entry through the CAO.
 

Dr. Helen McAllister

Head of Applied Materials 

Phone: 01 6364396
Email: mcallisterh@staff.ncad.ie

For Further Information Please Contact:

Head of School
Prof. Philip Napier
Email:napierp@ncad.ie

School Secretary
Angela Dennis
Email:dennisa@ncad.ie