Course Description

Fine Art & Design – Extending Your Visual Language

National College of Art & Design NCAD



This course is suited to students who have several years drawing and painting experience and wish to develop their work beyond the structure of the class. The course will be project based and will require an additional input of three hours per week outside of class time. There will be a strong emphasis on research methods and information gathering. Students will be encouraged to embark on a series of related works and set their own long-term projects. Students will be expected to provide much of their own source material however a series of short projects will be set in term 1 to provide a framework from which students can start to develop their own research.

There will also be an optional life drawing / painting block. Guidance will be given on the editing and manipulation of material so that it can be integrated into a cohesive body of work. This course should help students to become more autonomous in their work practice. Tuition will be given individually as well as at a group level. Presentation for assessment for credits is optional.


Course Code AC05
College Name National College of Art & Design NCAD
Course Category Arts, Crafts & Hobbies, Drawing
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 8
Course Fee 415
Course Duration Wednesdays, 22 weeks
Course Times The majority of courses commence at 6.30pm and finish at 9.00pm.
Entry Requirements The AC courses are for mature students (23 years of age) who can demonstrate a commitment to developing a professional practice in art and design. The audit credit courses are not suited to beginners. Normally students applying for AC will have completed introductory drawing, painting or portfolio courses or will have several years experience in related disciplines. Students will be encouraged to experiment with materials and establish ways of working which are in keeping with current developments in visual art practice. Two options are provided for students taking Audit / Credit courses: 1. Audit Option: Students follow the full course programme but do not submit their work for assessment and do not gain credit for accumulation purposes. 2. Credit Option: Students submit their work for assessment by tutors and gain appropriate credit which is certified and may be used for accumulation purposes towards the completion of a Certificate, Diploma or Degree.
Career Path Students who successfully complete a Certificate course with CEAD can apply to the part-time Diploma Course.
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