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Design or Fine Art and Education - AD202

This course enables you to follow the full degree course in Fine Art or Design as well as taking a dedicated teacher education programme as a professional qualification.

In First Year, your course of study will be largely focussed on the development of your capacities in Fine Art or Design. In Year 2 you will continue to follow the degree programme you have chosen in Fine Art or Design but you will also follow certain modules that will introduce you to aspects of education. For the first half of your Third Year, you will continue your Fine Art or Design studies, along with some Education elements.

Then for the second half of your Third Year, you will be engaged full-time in Education. You will have an extended placement in a school where you will be supported in learning the role and functions of a teacher. 

First Year Art & Design (Common Entry) - AD101

First Year Art and Design at NCAD gives you options for entry into many different worlds.

This is a common entry leading to Degree Options in:
Design: Fashion Design (AD211), Graphic Design, Illustration (both AD102), Jewelery & Objects, Textiles and Surface Design (both AD103)
Fine Art: Print, Media, Sculpture, Applied Material Culkture (Textiles Art & Artefact, Ceramics & Glass) (AD204)

It is a route to study Fine Art which includes Media, Painting, Fine Print, Sculpture and Applied Material Cultures. It is also a gateway to studying Design in Fashion, Jewellery & Metalwork, Textiles and Visual Communication.

Graphic Design and Moving Image Design - AD102

This is a 3/4 year course, you can spend the 3rd year working abroad or go straight from 2nd year to the final year, with two degree options at the end: Illustration (drawing, image making and animation) or Graphic Design.

Interaction Design - AD222

This is a 3/4 year course, you can spend the 3rd year working abroad or go straight from 2nd year to the final year.

Interaction Design includes digital design for apps, websites, products, services, user interface and user experience.

Product Design - AD212

The curriculum addresses all the stages and activities involved in the creation of a new product – from concept design to manufacture, prototyping to marketing encouraging the student to challenge conventions. 

The programme is delivered primarily within the design studio. Each year-group consistes typically of 30 students.

Coursework, essays and practical design projects are assessed at key points throughout the year. Formal assessment results are issued at the end of each academic year.

Fashion Design - AD211

This is a 3/4 year course, you can spend the 3rd year working abroad or go straight from 2nd year to the final year.

Textiles, Jewellery & Objects - AD103

This is a 3/4 year course, you can spend the 3rd year working abroad or go straight from 2nd year to the final year, with two degree options at the end: Textile & Surface Design or Jewellery & Objects.

Illustration - AD217
Illustration is a powerful visual language which defies boundaries and extends across all art and design disciplines. Traditionally it was mainly associated with bringing words to life in the publishing industries and in advertising campaigns, however, through the explosion of new technologies and media, illustration has never enjoyed such currency and is now encountered in every aspect of our daily lives.