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CEAD Summer Programme

Image Credit: James Farrell  Botanical Garden 2022

National College of Art and Design

Continuing Education in Art and Design (CEAD) at NCAD offers a range of short summer courses in art and design for adults and school leavers (16+) who want to explore their creative potential, learn new skills or develop an on-going practice. The CEAD Summer Programme 2024, continues in July. It’s an opportunity to meet other artists and students and become part of a vibrant contemporary art community. If your course is sold out, you are welcome to join the waitlist.  Courses include 3 and 5 day short courses in Art, Design and Photography and a 3 week Summer Portfolio Preparation. Summer courses are at different levels; there are introductory courses suitable for beginners or for those considering returning to or progressing within higher education. If you want to learn something new you can choose beginners courses and if you have established an arts practice and want to continue to expand and explore your options you can choose advanced courses. Portfolio Preparation courses are suitable for students applying to third level undergraduate art and design courses who are making their application portfolio. Students interested in applying to the accredited part-time autumn courses or who want to progress within art and design can consider taking summer workshops as a way of developing skills and knowledge in a subject area.

You can also learn more about Progression in art, design and photography through CEAD. From introductory summer or autumn short courses, find out how to advance to level 8 in evening school and be eligible to apply to the final year of the undergraduate BA degree course.

Some courses are only open to students who are 18 years old or over.  July courses include:

  • Experimental Print Making Workshop
  • The Urban Landscape
  • Drawing and Painting Contemporary Atelier
  • Creative Sewing and Soft Materials
  • Collage and Mixed Media

For more information and application links see here.