1. An approved bachelor degree at a minimum level of 2nd Class Honours.
2. The College will consider applications from holders of diplomas in art or design (minimum level 2nd Class Honours or equivalent) in a field of study related to the proposed subject matter for a master’s degree.
3. Applications on the basis of proven relevant work experience will be considered.
4. Applicants to doctoral studies should have a masters degree.
Those applying on the basis of 2 or 3 above may be required to pass a qualifying examination appropriate to each case, before being admitted to master’s degree studies. Attendance at selected undergraduate lecture courses at NCAD, together with related written work, may be required.
Invitation to visit the College
Applicants for postgraduate degrees are welcome to visit the College during term time and have an informal meeting with staff in the area in which they wish to study. An annual Postgraduate Open Evening is held on the first Thursday in February each year – The 2009 Open Evening will be held on Thursday 5th February 2009, from 4pm-7pm – details on our website http://www.ncad.ie
Applicants must submit the items listed under sections 1—6 opposite, apart from graduates of NCAD who should submit the items listed under sections 1—4. Please send your application material to The Registrar, to arrive at the National College of Art and Design by the closing date. See page Application Procedures
1. Completed application form.
2. See items listed below under the programme
for which you wish to apply:
a) Masters or PhD – Research & Thesis
3 copies of outline of research and thesis proposal (please refer to the College guidelines on the format of The Research Proposal and copies of recent written work, essays, published articles etc.
b) Masters or PhD – Studio Based Study
6 copies of outline of proposed studio project (please refer to the College guidelines on the format of The Research Proposal) and documentation of your previous or current work, which you should send in whichever is the most appropriate of these formats:
* Slide form (35mm). 12—20 slides clearly marked with your name and numbered. Slides should be accompanied by a numbered slide list, giving title of work, medium (if applicable) and date.
* Videotape (VHS) or DVD. Short work, no longer than 15 minutes or else a 15 minute compilation of clips from different work.
* Computer disc (Mac or PC), with information on file format.
Please ensure your name is clearly marked on this material.
c) MA – Art in the Digital World
* A short description of your area of interest in relation to virtual reality (max. 500 words). This should be typed on A4 paper. 6 copies are required. Your name must be clearly marked on each copy.
* Documentation of your previous or current work – see above for format.
d) MA – Design History & Material Culture
* (Applicants to this course do not submit a research proposal). A detailed statement (approx. 500 words) about your research interests and experience (including any publications) and the reasons why you wish to do this course. Include in the statement any relevant work experience. Your statement should be typed on A4 paper, with your name on the top right-hand side.
* Examples of written work » 5 copies required
e) MA – Art in the Contemporary World
See page MA – Art in the Contemporary World
And (all courses)
3. Reference 1:
Completed reference form from the head of the faculty/department in the college from which the applicant is graduating or has graduated, or other appropriate referee.
4. Reference 2:
Completed reference form from the applicant’s course tutor or present employer, or other appropriate referee.
5. Certified transcripts of courses followed.
6. Certified copies of degree/certificates and/or other appropriate third level qualifications bearing the official stamp of the institution.
The applicant must ensure that all documents are submitted by the relevant institution(s) and addressed to the Registrar to arrive at the National College of Art and Design by the closing date.