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AD101
First Year Art & Design (Common Entry)

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 - 4 Years
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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.

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PORTFOLIO REQUIRED.

NCAD's Portfolio Brief and Application Guidelines for 2017 entry can be found here


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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
Five Distinctions + Portfolio

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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Graduates of this course have pursued careers as self-employed designers, makers or applied artists setting up their own workshops. Fashion graduates go into many different areas of the fashion business. Graduates in embroidered, printed or woven textiles may pursue careers in studio based production, design and manufacture, free-lance design work in both general and specialist areas, design in industry or as design consultants in the retail sector. Visual communication graduates are employed by design consultants, book and magazine publishers, multimedia and web design companies, advertising and publicity agents and as in-house designers.



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Visual Merchandising & Display Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Landscape Architecture University College Dublin - UCD 
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Photography Griffith College Dublin 
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Contemporary Visual Culture Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Creative and Cultural Industries Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Art and Design Griffith College Dublin 
Interior Design Griffith College Dublin 
Design or Fine Art and Education National College of Art and Design - NCAD 
Visual Culture National College of Art and Design - NCAD 
Interaction Design National College of Art and Design - NCAD 
Design Communications Griffith College Dublin 
Games Design Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Graphic Design Dublin Institute of Design 
Illustration and Graphic Design National College of Art and Design - NCAD 
Textiles, Jewellery & Objects National College of Art and Design - NCAD 
Interior Architecture Griffith College Dublin 
Architecture University College Dublin - UCD 
Interior Design Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Art IADT Dun Laoghaire 
Photography Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Fine Art Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Interior Design Griffith College Dublin 
Arts - Art History University College Dublin - UCD 
Arts - History Of Art and Architecture Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Visual Communication Design IADT Dun Laoghaire 
Photography IADT Dun Laoghaire 
3D Design, Modelmaking and Digital Art IADT Dun Laoghaire 
Animation IADT Dun Laoghaire 
Photographic Media Griffith College Dublin 
First Year Art & Design (Common Entry) National College of Art and Design - NCAD 
Architecture Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Architectural Technology Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Creative Media Technology IADT Dun Laoghaire 
Creative Digital Media IT Blanchardstown - ITB 
Stage Management & Technical Theatre The Lir Academy 
Creative Digital Media IT Tallaght 
Design for Stage and Screen (Production Design) IADT Dun Laoghaire 
Creative Digital Media IT Blanchardstown - ITB 
Design for Stage and Screen (Costume Design) IADT Dun Laoghaire 
Fashion Design Griffith College Dublin 
Design for Stage and Screen (Makeup Design) IADT Dun Laoghaire 
Fashion Design National College of Art and Design - NCAD 
Design - Visual Communication Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 


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