Get Creative Over Summer: NCAD Summer Schools

National College of Art & Design offering opportunities to unlock your inner creative this summer


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National College of Art & Design (NCAD) is offering opportunities to unlock your inner creative over the summer months.

Creative Arts Summer School: This is a virtual creative arts programme taking place over 7 days from 14 – 24 June.   Applicants should be aged 16+

As well as engaging in practical creative arts workshops in 7 colleges, we will have talks and information on access supports, financial grants, disability supports and creative career guidance. Students who have come into college through access pathways will speak about their journey to college. This programme is offered through the Access Services of the participating colleges.

It is free and all art materials are supplied to successful applicants. Deadline for applications: Wednesday 2 June 2021.

Information and online application form can be found here:

Portfolio Preparation Scholarship Programme:  NCAD Access offers a number of free places on the NCAD portfolio preparation course.   Applicants should be aged 16+.  NCAD’s Portfolio Preparation Course will take place over three weeks, from late July to August 2021.  The course will run from 10 – 4pm each day and full attendance is required. This may be of interest to anyone considering applying to CAO in January 2022 and who meets access criteria.

Interested candidates should complete the online application form and submit examples of their work. Successful candidates will be informed by email.  Deadline for applications:  Friday 25 June 2021

Apply here:


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