Professor Sarah Glennie

Director

Through this site you can explore the full breadth of work by our extraordinary graduates. We are exceptionally proud of the final-year and postgraduate students who are part of NCAD Works 2023, and in sharing their work with you we would like to pay tribute to them and the ways in which they have individually responded to the immense challenges that the last few years have posed. Their work stands as testament to the dedication, resilience and creativity that has inspired us all through some challenging years, and I know all my colleagues at NCAD are extremely proud of everything that they have achieved. 

Our students are fully engaged with the world beyond the NCAD campus and they continue to demonstrate their ambition and commitment to make work that has impact and meaning to us all in many different ways. The big challenges that face society can be traced across our graduates' work as they apply their creativity to bringing new solutions, critical thinking and reflection onto issues including sustainability, gender identity and equality, wellbeing, new technologies and our digital and material futures.  

An education at NCAD is the starting point for generations of bold and curious minds that have made an enormous contribution to society in many different ways. Experimentation in the studio, learning through doing, deep understanding of materials and processes, as well as the criticality that is embedded across all pathways, prepare graduates to thrive in and beyond the worlds of art and design. We cannot predict the kind of world our graduates will be working in, but we do know that the imagination, creativity and critical thinking they have gained during their time at NCAD will equip them to make an impact in whatever path they follow. We need thinkers and doers who are not afraid to ask questions, adapt and lead, and this generation of NCAD graduates’ creativity and resilience will benefit us all in years to come. 

So on behalf of An Bord and all my colleagues at NCAD – congratulations to all our graduating students, we are extremely proud of all that you have achieved and we look forward to following your creative journeys in the future.

NCAD Works 2023 Thomas St Campus

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Sat 10 June 10am–5pm
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Thu 15 June 10am–8pm
Fri 16 June 10am–6pm

Courses on show:

BA Fashion
BA Jewellery & Objects
BA Textile & Surface Design
Joint (Hons) Education Design or Fine Art
BA Graphic Design
BA Illustration
BA Moving Image Design
BA Interaction Design
BA Product Design
Applied Materials
Media
Painting
Print
Sculpture & Expanded Practice
MA Design for Body & Environment
MA Communication Design
MA Interaction Design

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Sat 10 June 10am–5pm
Sun 11 June 10am–5pm
Mon 12 June 10am–8pm
Tue 13 June 10am–8pm
Wed 14 June 10am–8pm
Thu 15 June 10am–8pm
Fri 16 June 10am–6pm

Courses on show:

MFA in Fine Art
MFA Art in the Contemporary World

NCAD Works Grace Gifford House

9–16 June

Fri 9 June 10am–9pm
Sat 10 June 10am–5pm
Sun 11 June 10am–5pm
Mon 12 June 10am–8pm
Tue 13 June 10am–8pm
Wed 14 June 10am–8pm
Thu 15 June 10am–8pm
Fri 16 June 10am–6pm

Courses on show:

Media

School of Design

MSc Medical Device Design

Eamonn Clancy

Ellen Connor

Garry Ennett

Jessica Igweh

Alexandra Morehead

Quintain Noonan

Moses Rowen

The MSc Medical Device Design is 12-month, studio-based taught course, which places an emphasis on human-centered innovation. Graduates from creative and technical disciplines work side-by-side in a design studio environment in collaboration with clinical and industry partners.

The programme consists of a combination of taught modules and studio-based project work. Basic Medical Science is taught at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), while modules covering Research Methods, Human Factors, Bioinstrumentation and Fundamentals of Medical Device Design are delivered at NCAD. Fundamentals of Medical Device Design modules cover diverse topics from the History of Medicine to Biomechanics and Biomaterials.

In parallel with the taught modules, a series of studio-based projects are run at NCAD in conjunction with industrial and clinical partners. Industry partners include US multinationals with a base in Ireland, along with Irish start-up companies. In all cases, the design briefs are connected to live industry projects on which the companies are working. Students present their work to company engineers and scientists at the research, concept and final design stages. This enables our students to produce significant work in a real world product design and development environment. Feedback from industry tutors and practitioners forms an invaluable part of the learning process.

The MSc Medical Device Design runs over 3 trimesters and students are currently starting work on their final projects with industrial and clinical collaborators. These collaborations are an important part of our curriculum and enable real world human centred design studio learning. Unfortunately the work is proprietary and subject to non disclosure agreements and cannot be displayed during the design phase.