NCAD provides a number of QQI Level 8 Honour Degree courses in Fine Art, Design, Education and Visual Culture. Every college is different. Every college comes with its own learning curve (and that’s before you begin any actual learning). At NCAD you’ll discover a welcoming, self-contained campus. Our culturally-rich, friendly community is home to curious and creative minds from over 40 countries. Focused around a central open space known as Red Square, and with a heritage dating back two centuries, the campus itself is a beautiful mix of old buildings, industrial heritage, and contemporary additions. Our immediate area – Thomas, Francis and Meath Streets – are a mix of markets, vintage and street traders, quirky cafés, small galleries, churches and shops.

NCAD is the number one ranked art and design institution in Ireland and a Recognised College of University College Dublin, which is in the top one percent of the world’s universities. The Edward Murphy Library – named after our inspirational former Librarian, who spent decades painstakingly compiling a world-class collection of books and material related to art and design – also houses NIVAL, an unparalleled public research resource dedicated to the documentation of 20th and 21st century Irish visual art and design. Well known as a vibrant and multicultural city, Dublin has the youngest population in Europe. Literature, theatre, live music, and contemporary art all blend together to form a rich culture and thriving scene. Small cutting-edge galleries, creative studios and hubs, and national institutions – such as our neighbour IMMA, and the National Museum of Ireland and National Gallery of Ireland – provide an inspirational resource and platform for Dublin’s vibrant community of artists, makers and designers.

NCAD Access Programme

We actively partner with primary schools, secondary schools and community organisations in the delivery of a number of outreach programmes that include Student Shadowing Programme, Access Day, Artist Mentoring, Portfolio Workshops, Creative Arts Summer School, Community Mentoring.

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