Open Day at National College of Art and Design in The Liberties
Open Day for NCAD on Thomas Street in Dublin 8

NCAD & Griffith College Open Days


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It is that time of the year again when students have the opportunity to further their education and explore their possibilities. There will be open days held at the National College of Art and Design and Griffith College on the 25th November 2015.

Griffith College
Griffith College was built in 1974 and is considered Ireland’s largest independent third level institution. Presently there are over 7000 students at Griffith’s three campuses in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. The College hosts students from 77 different nationalities. The Dublin campus was built in 1813 and is situated in Dublin 8 on the South Circular Road and was bought by Griffith College in 1991.

It offers a plethora of programmes and fields for graduate and undergraduate degree students interested in accountancy, business, computing, design, law, media, music and drama. The college also offers student accommodation. All degrees and certificates awards include a Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Award. Griffith students have earned a reputation of being prize-winning and successful students both here and internationally.

Details of Cork, Dublin and Limerick campus open days are included below.
5.30pm – 8pm on Wednesday 25th November 2015
South Circular Road, Dublin 8. Dublin

Cork Open Day
5.30pm – 8pm on Wednesday25th November 2015
Griffith College Campus, Wellington Rd, Cork

Limerick Open Day
5.30pm – 8pm on Wednesday 25th November 2015
O’Connell Avenue, Limerick City

NCAD has taught many of the most important Irish artists and designers Ireland has produced. It is the only institution that specialises in art and design and offers degrees for undergraduates and postgraduates. The College originated in 1746 and was owned by a Robert West who had it as a private drawing school. After it was sold it was used for teaching figure drawing, ornamental drawing, architectural drawing and landscape in the 18th century. It was under British rule in 1877 and in 1924 became the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art after the country became the Irish Free State in 1922. In 1971 an Act of the Oireachtas made it the National College of Art and Design.

The College is situated in Dublin 8 at 100 Thomas Street. It offers courses ranging from Level 6 to Level 10 for Diploma and Certificate Awards. NCAD has over 1000 full time students and 600 part-time students currently studying there. The College has four Schools for design and art; they include the School of Fine Art, School of Visual Culture, School of Design and School of Education. There is also a very resourceful library called NIVAL with a rich archive of documents and papers for researchers; and plenty of archives of Irish designers and artists. There will be a product design portfolio workshop at the open day.

Details of NCAD campus open days are included below.
9.30am – 3.30pm on Wednesday 25th November 2015

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