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.