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National College of Art and Design

Dublin, Ireland
Campus setting Urban
Living cost RM 4,679 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students Contact the university / college
Institution type Public

About National College of Art and Design

The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) occupies a unique position in Art and Design Education in Ireland. It offers the largest range of Art and Design degrees in the State at undergraduate and postgraduate level and is the only Irish University institution specialising in Art and Design.

Many of the most important Irish artists, designers, and art teachers have studied or taught in the College and it has long been central to art and design education in Ireland. 

Campus information

The National College of Art and Design is located at 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8. The college is situated in the heart of Dublin's Digital Hub, within walking distance of the Irish Museum of Modern art to the west, and Dublin's cultural quarter, Temple Bar to the east.

  • The college is well served by public transport. Dublin Bus operate 4 services through Thomas Street: 51B, 51C ,78A, 123 and 206 . In addition Dublin Bus operates the 90 Railink service from both Connolly and Tara Street rail stations. This bus stops at the Statoil filling station on Usher's Quay, to the rear of the college.
  • The new Luas tram system passes close by, the nearest station being Smithfield, at Phoenix Street North. There are also stops at James's Hospital and Heuston station
  • The college is also a short, 10 minute walk from Heuston station which operates routes to and from Cork, Tralee, Limerick, Waterford, Ballina/Wesport, Galway, Kildare and Clonmel.


Highlight offers clean, comfortable and safe accommodation and the opportunity to share an apartment with other NCAD students. Each student will have their own en-suite room in an apartment with shared kitchen / living spaces in a well located, modern development.


Courses available 10

Creative Arts & Design 9 Mass Communication & Media 1


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