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masters programmes in Design and Fine Arts at National College of Art and Design in Ireland, 2018

The National College of Art and Design is inviting applications for MFA Fine Art/MFA Digital Art Masters Degree Scholarship Opportunity with National Forensic Medical Hospital. This is a funded scholarship offered over two years of the MFA Fine Art programme at NCAD.

This course is aimed at ambitious artists and Fine Art graduates who are interested in advancing their art practices, engaging with contemporary art and theory and considering what art might be in relation to today’s social, cultural and political worlds.



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The National College of Art and Design 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.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: August 8, 2018
  • Course Level: The studentships are available to pursue the Masters degree programme.
  • Study Subject: The studentships are awarded in the field of Fine Arts. An MFA is a Level 9 Masters degree that is studio or practice based. At NCAD MFAs are two years, taught studio programmes offered in both Design and Fine Art.
  • Scholarship Award: The grant is offered through the School of Fine Art at NCAD and represents an opportunity for the recipient artists to work with the National Forensic Medical Hospital (NFMH) in a period that covers the hospital’s relocation from its current location in Dundrum to its future new build facility at Portrane in North Dublin. This is the third (of three) masters programmes to be awarded – each of two years duration.
    The grant is undertaken through the structure of the MFA Fine Art and the MFA Digital Art Masters programmes at NCAD.
  • Nationality: This scholarship is available for international students.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Ireland

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: This scholarship is available for international students.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

The MFA Fine Art is open to graduates with an honours degree award of 2.2 or higher, or an equivalent academic or professional qualification in a related discipline.
English language: Students who have not been educated through English must show proof of achieving IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in the writing section on the academic version) or an equivalent score in another accepted test.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Scholarship applicants should outline their interests and capacities in a letter (approx. 400 words) and submit this via NCAD’s online application system together with supporting documentation for the MFA Fine Art/MFA Digital Art programmes.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the ability to work with others as a component of some of their art outputs and process.

Online Application

Scholarship Link

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