National College of Art and Design

National College of Art and Design

Art in the Contemporary Word


100 Thomas Street

Dublin, Dublin Cit


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Art in the Contemporary Word

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Visual Expression – an expression of a moment in time, a tradition, a culture, an individual. An expression carries meaning, it communicates, it is open to reading and interpretation. It is not a final product, but an ever-changing player in the history of ideas and thought. The Faculty of Visual Culture places visual expression in a cultural context. Researchers are encouraged to think critically, to theorise and analyse, to abstract from the immediate, and to develop their capacity for verbal and visual literacy. One of the strengths of NCAD graduates at all levels has been their broad awareness of the cultural context in which contemporary artists and designers operate, and their ability to locate their own work within this context.


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