Course Description

The Certificate in Visual Arts Practice is one of a number of accredited courses available to mature students seeking flexible quality learning opportunities at NCAD. The course contains multiple modules offering choice to students, who can construct a sequential programme of learning from a multidisciplinary modular framework. Students are required to complete four modules altogether, three studio practice modules in art and design and one module in visual culture. Successful completion of four modules over one to three years part-time will result in students being awarded an Certificate in VAP (Visual Art Practice).

This course is a minor award, it is within the national framework of qualifications (NFQL6) and carries 20 credits. Students who wish to progress and further develop their knowledge and skills in art and design are eligible to apply to the part-time Diploma course at NCAD or to undergraduate courses in art and design in other art colleges.

College Name National College of Art & Design NCAD
Course Category Arts, Crafts & Hobbies, Drawing
Course Qualification Level 1 Certificate
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 8
Course Fee POA
Course Duration 1-3 years part-time
Awarding Body UCD
Career Path Students who successfully complete a Certificate course can apply to the part-time Diploma course.
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