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Are you interested in participating in a FREE Creative Arts Spring School?


Virtual Creative Arts Spring School

This year the Virtual Creative Arts Spring School will place from Saturday 27th February - Saturday 27th March 2021

IT'S FREE - All Materials Provided  - See below for creative workshop information and the online application form

If you have any queries please email:  cass@staff.ncad.ie

Closing date: 19th February 2021

To download a brochure please click here

Successful applicants will virtually spend one day in each college and will have the opportunity to participate in:

  • Twelve creative arts workshops including:
  • ‘process at play’ will introduce students to the creative process involved in the preparation and production of a portfolio of work, for applying to 3rd level visual arts courses
  • Design Works! will introduce you to what designers actually do and explain the variety of design courses that can be studied
  • Exploring light and shape through Movement and Dance
  • Exploring light and shape through Visual Arts
  • Classics: The ancient world today
  • Creative Writing Workshop with the Museum of Literature Ireland:  Wild, Wild Words!
  • Introduction to Animation: Participants in this workshop will gain an insight into what it takes to become an animation production artist
  • Art and Design: This workshop will introduce participants to the techniques used in art and design to develop and make new work
  • Film Writing Workshop
  • English Literature & Illustration Workshop
  • Can you build an eye from scratch? How do surgeons practice? Can you build an eye from scratch? How do we make fake bodies feel real? 
  • Creativity in Medicine.
  • Information on admissions, entry and portfolio requirements, grants, course options, student supports, creative arts career guidance.
  • A materials pack will be sent to all participants
  • A zoom link for each workshop will be issued in advance of each workshop.

Priority will be given to applicants who meet one or more of the following ACCESS criteria:

  • From an underrepresented socio-economic group (See: http://accesscollege.ie/hear/making-an-application/eligibility-indicators/socio-economic-group/)
  •  A mature applicant (first to college)
  • A person with a disability or significant ongoing illness
  • A lone parent in receipt of a means tested social welfare payment
  • An Irish Traveller
  • A QQI-FET/Fetac full award holder (Level 5/6/7)
  • A member of an ethnic minority 
  • Refugees, those with leave to remain/asylum seekers
  • Students who have successfully completed an access programme

Places are limited and candidates must meet the eligibility criteria described above.

For further information and to apply: https://www.ncad.ie/CASS

The closing date is 19/02/21.

Click here for highlights from Creative Arts Summer School 2019